Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/52407

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Charadriidae
Genus:Charadrius
Genus species:Charadrius tricollaris

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:17-18 cm
Identification:The three-banded plover has a double dark breast band, a red eye ring, a pinkish bill base and legs, and a gray face and throat. The cap and wings are dark, and the undersides and wingbar are white.
Habitat:Rivers, lakes, wetlands, coastal lagoons
Diet:Carnivore: insects
Reproduction:The breeding season for these birds varies by location. Females lay two eggs.
Pairs of three-banded plovers are commonly seen.
Behavior:The three-banded plover runs swiftly along the waters edge or makes short flights, rocking its tail up and down. If alarmed, it bobs its entire head up and down while making a high pitched whistle 'twi twi'.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The three-banded plover is often found by the shoreline of fresh and salt water, but it is rarely found by the seashore.

Other Information

Geographic:Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Three-banded plover
short-legged wading bird
Charadrius
Plovers
Charadriidae
Charadriiformes
Birds
Vertebrates
Chordata
Primo Record:https://colostate-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo-explore/fulldisplay?vid=01COLSU&docid=01COLSU_DSPACE10217/52407