One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small plover found chiefly in Eurasia, with white underparts and a black collar, breeding on sand or shingle beaches.
Genus Charadrius, family Charadriidae : three species, in particular Charadrius hiaticula
- ‘Bird species to be seen include ringed plover, oystercatcher, redshank and little grebe.’
- ‘The Killdeer is the largest of the ringed plovers, and the only plover in its range with a double breast band.’
- ‘Other breeding waders include 19 drumming snipe, 3 pairs of dunlin and 4 pairs of ringed plover.’
- ‘Several species of ground-nesting birds including lapwing, redshank and ringed plover have come under threat from hedgehogs.’
- ‘Apart from the passing migrants, this site also attracts some of the rare birds such as little ringed plovers and red wattled lapwings, they say.’
- ‘I observed a pair of ringed plovers, a new species for me, a common redshank, two dozen black-winged stilts and a yellow wagtail.’
- ‘My first sighting was of large numbers of pink-footed geese and wigeon along with some ringed plover and shelduck.’
- ‘In the past week, sand martins, swallows, chiffchaffs, wheaters and ringed plovers have all been seen there.’
- ‘And an over-enthusiastic little ringed plover - a ground nesting wading bird - decided to get in early and nest on a mound of earth amid all the construction activity.’
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