Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris)

Order: Charadriiformes | Family: Charadriidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Peru

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Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Peru

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Age: Sub-adult? | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Peru

collared_plover
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Amazonia, Peru


Identification & Behavior: ~15 cm (6 in). The Collared Plover has grayish-brown upperparts and nape. The forehead and underparts are white with a complete black breast band. It shows a black forecrown stripe with an orange cast that extends down the sides of the neck. The legs are flesh-colored. It is distinguished from the similar Semipalmated Plover by having orange on the sides of the neck and crown and black bill.

Status: The Collared Plover is fairly common in sandy beaches of Amazonian Rivers and also in similar habitats in northwest Peru. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, Bo, and Ch.

Name in Spanish: Chorlo Acollarado.

Sub-species: Collared Plover (Charadrius collaris), Vieillot 1818.

Meaning of Name: Charadrius= A yellowish bird mentioned in the Vulgate Bible. collaris: L. collared, collum, collare= neck collar.

See more of the Family Charadriidae   peru aves

Distribution Map
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References:

    • Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum.  http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 01/01/2015.