Animal Pictures Archive
Animal Photo Album

New Photos Animal News Animal Sounds Animal Movies Upload Photo Copyright Korean
Funny Animal Photos Monsters in Animalia Wiki Articles   Fun Facts about Animals Links Home Mobile A.P.A.
Delete Modify    
Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) - Wiki latin dict size=54   common dict size=512
Image Info Original File Name: Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula)_He.jpg Resolution: 696x497 File Size: 212636 Bytes Upload Time: 2007:10:01 17:19:30
Author Name (E-mail): Unknown
Subject Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) - Wiki

Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) - Wiki; Image ONLY
Email : E-Card | Poster | Web Master    Delete   Edit Info   Admin

Description
Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) - Wiki

Ringed Plover
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[Photo] Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) juvenile. Charadrius hiaticula (Helgoland/D??ne). Date created 11. Apr 2006. Author Andreas Trepte, Marburg (http://foto.andreas-trepte.de/)

The Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula is a small plover.

Adults are 17-19.5 cm in length with a 35-41 cm wingspan. They have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes and a short orange and black bill. The legs are orange and only the outer two toes are slightly webbed, unlike the slightly smaller but otherwise very similar Semipalmated Plover, which has all three toes slightly webbed, and also a marginally narrower breast band. Juvenile Ringed Plovers are duller than the adults in colour, with an often incomplete grey-brown breast band, a dark bill and dull yellowish-grey legs.

This species differs from the smaller Little Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the lack of an obvious yellow eye-ring.

The Ringed Plover's breeding habitat is open ground on beaches or flats across northern Eurasia and in arctic northeast Canada. Some birds breed inland, and in western Europe they nest as far south as northern France. They nest on the ground in an open area with little or no plant growth.

If a potential predator approaches the nest, the adult will walk away from the scrape, calling to attract the intruder and feigning a broken wing. Of course, once the intruder is far enough from the nest, the plover flies off.

Ringed Plovers are migratory and winter in coastal areas south to Africa. Many birds in Great Britain and northern France are resident throughout the year.

These birds forage for food on beaches, tidal flats and fields, usually by sight. They eat insects, crustaceans and worms.

There are three weakly-defined subspecies, which vary slightly in size and mantle colour; they intergrade where their ranges meet:

Charadrius hiaticula hiaticula - breeds temperate western Europe north to central Scandinavia; resident or short-distance migrant to southwest Europe. Largest and palest subspecies.
Charadrius hiaticula psammodroma - breeds Iceland, Greenland, northeast Canada; wintering west Africa. Intermediate in size and colour.
Charadrius hiaticula tundrae - breeds arctic northern Scandinavia and Asia; wintering Africa and southwest Asia. Smallest and darkest subspecies.

C.h. hiaticula and C.h. tundrae are among the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringed_Plover
The text in this page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article shown in above URL. It is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL.

Copyright Info AnimmalPicturesArchive.com does not have the copyright for this image. This photograph or artwork is copyright by the photographer or the original artist. If you are to use this photograph, please contact the copyright owner or the poster.

Search Major Animal Websites
Misidentified?
Need further identification?
Any comment?
Leave your message here.
Name :    PASSWORD :
Email :
 
Search
Back List Upload Home Korean
CopyLeft © since 1995, Animal Pictures Archive. All rights may be reserved.
Powered by KRISTAL IRMS   iPhotoScrap photo scrap album

Stats