Ringed Plover

Name: Ringed Plover

Scientific name: Charadrius hiaticula

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: A small, chunky plover, about 18cm long. Sandy brown above, white below with a black chest band and black bridle markings on the head. Nests on bare gravel around gravel pits and reservoirs. A resident.

How to identify: Larger and chunkier than the Little Ringed Plover, with an orange bill with a black tip, orange legs and no yellow ring around the eye. When it flies, has a broad white wingbar.

Where: A common resident right around the coast, also found on gravel pits and reservoirs inland.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 40
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: Ringed Plovers that nest as far away as Greenland fly through the UK on migration.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-10-10 10:21:30
    • Foxalas

    They were so cute but not as cute as the little ringed plovers

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-10-09 16:35:02
    • Foxalas

    I have seen one!!!!! Actually i have seen two!!!!!!!

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-19 13:40:41
    • Foxalas

    I have yet to see one!!