Kentish plover

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The Kentish plover(Charadrius alexandrinus) is a small species of Wader of the family Charadriidae. It has a cosmopolitan distribution across temperate and tropical Eurasia and N Africa. It appears to have two populations, one strongly migratory and the other resident. In the AWB Region it is summer breeder in the S Caucasus, and dispersed areas of Turkey and N Syria, and NE Iran. It is resident in dispersed areas of Turkey Iran, the Levant and N Syria, the main river valleys of Iraq and both the N and S coastlines of the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman, also the Red Sea coasts of Saudi Arabia and Yemen. It is resident along all the shores of N Africa from Mauritania to the Horn of Africa and a winter visitor to S Mali, S Niger, S Chad, S and E Sudan, E Egypt and E Somalia South of the Horn of Africa.

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus:  Charadrius

Species...Charadrius alexandrinus
Kentish plover - Species - ebird.org
Kentish plover - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Kentish plover - Database - avibase
Kentish plover - Fact File - waderquest.net
Kentish plover - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Kentish plover - Images - google.com
Kentish plover - Video - youtube.com
Kentish plover - Datazone - birdlife.org
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