||Eurasia, Indonesia, Africa
||it is similar to the Kentish Plover. Adults
have a black beak, white abdomen, a black ring on the chest, and a white
collar. It has a yellow circle around the eye. Juveniles have the yellow
circle too but without the light eyebrow. During the flight it is evident
the absence of the wing white band.
||it builds the nest with plumes. Its long claws
allow it to run fast on pebbles and gravel. The parents simulate to be injured
to distract the predators from the young, that are able to fly only after
three weeks. Sometime parents are helped by another bird, male or female,
that helps on the hatching, young care, and defends the territory. These
birds are probably offspring or partner of the previous year.
||nests are present on gravelly and sandy river
banks, on gravelly depressions, industrial areas and shores of water reservoir.
It lives in fresh and brackish water wetlands.
||it feeds on insects, spiders, invertebrates.
It prefers looking for food on tidal plain, shallow water pools, wet soil.
||it winters in Africa.
||female lays 4 streaked dark eggs, from March to May. They
are looked after both parents and the other bird for 22-26 days.