Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover


Literature Kentish Plover
[order] Charadriiformes |

Kentish Plover determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Charadrius alexandrinus | [UK] Kentish Plover | [FR] Pluvier à collier interrompu | [DE] Seeregenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlitejo patinegro | [IT] Fratino | [NL] Strandplevier

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Charadrius alexandrinus seebohmi s India, Sri Lanka
  2. Charadrius alexandrinus dealbatus s Japan, e and se China
  3. Charadrius alexandrinus alexandrinus w Europe, Atlantic Is. and n Africa to ne China
  4. Charadrius alexandrinus EU, AF, OR widespread


Nest-site selection and breeding biology of Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus on sandy beaches of the Portuguese west coast.
Author(s): Ana C. Norte & Jaime A. Ramos
Abstract: Aims: The nest-site selection and breeding biology of Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus were studied on sandy beaches of the Portuguese West coast.
Methods: Nest-site characteristics were compared with those of random points and between success..[more]..
Source: Ardeola 51(2), 2004, 255-268
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Changes in Breeding Population Numbers of
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus at
Atanasovsko Lake

Author(s): S. Y. Dalakchieva
Abstract: Atanasovsko Lake is the most important Kentish Plover breeding site in Bulgaria. 141 pairs nested there in 1978, 252 in 1979 and 238 in 1981. During the following years, numbers decreased sharply due to habitat degradation, reaching 39 pairs in 1993 ..[more]..
Source: ORNIS HUNGARICA 12-13: 1-2 (2003)
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Costs and benefits of brood desertion in female kentish
plovers, Charadrius alexandrinus

Author(s): Tamfis Szokely and Tony D. Williams
Abstract: Female kentish plovers Charadrius alexandrnus typically desert their broods after the chicks hatch, i.e. 1 4 weeks before the chicks fledge or become independent. In this paper we investigate the costs and benefits of desertion for females. Desertion..[more]..
Source: Behav Ecol Sociobiol (1995) 37:155 161
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Variations in body condition and egg characteristics of female Kentish Plovers Charadrius alexandrinus
Author(s): Amat J.A., Fraga R.M. & Arroyo G.M.
Abstract: Offspring size is a very important life-history trait that may be affected by maternal effects and environmental conditions. We studied variation in egg size and within-clutch symmetry variation in egg volume in Kentish Plovers Charadrius alexandrinu..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 89 (2): 293-299
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Nest fate and vegetation characteristics for Snowy Plover and Killdeer in Colorado, USA
Author(s): Mabee, T .J.& Estelle, V .B.
Abstract: We quantified vegetation characteristics at nest sites of Snowy Plovers (Charadrius alexandrinus) and Killdeers (C. vociferus) in south-eastern Colorado during 1995 to assess
interspecific differences in nesting habitat and determine whether habitat..[more]..
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The mating system of Kentish Plovers Charadrius alexandrinus
Author(s): C. M. Lessells
Abstract: Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus pairs generally re-nest together after the loss of a clutch. In contrast, two females who hatched clutches changed mates before re-nesting, thus proving sequential polyandry. Observations of adults accompanying ..[more]..
Source: Ibis (126) 4:474-483
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Status of Kentish Plover(Charadrius alexandrinus) in Hungary
Author(s): Tamas Szekely
Abstract: Population size, distribution and reproductive success of Kentish Plovers in Hungary are sum-marised. 105-140 pairs bred in 1988-1992. Two breeding sites (Miklapuszta and Southern Hun-gary) contained the bulk of the population, with 60-80 pairs and 3..[more]..
Source: Hungarica 7: 19-26.1997
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Author(s): Rosendo M. FRAGA and Juan A. AMAT
Abstract: Breeding biology of Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) population in an inlnd saline lake. We studied the breeding. biology of Kentish Plovers in Fuente de Piedra lake (southern Spain) in 1997 and q992. Breeders showed sexual dimorphism in tars..[more]..
Source: Ardeola(43)1:69-85
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All of Charadriidae

  1. American Golden Plover
  2. Pluvialis dominica
  1. Dotterel
  2. Charadrius morinellus
  1. Golden-Plover
  2. Pluvialis apricaria
  1. Grey Plover
  2. Pluvialis squatarola
  1. Kentish Plover
  2. Charadrius alexandrinus
  1. Killdeer
  2. Charadrius vociferus
  1. Little Ringed Plover
  2. Charadrius dubius
  1. Northern Lapwing
  2. Vanellus vanellus
  1. Pacific Golden Plover
  2. Pluvialis fulva
  1. Ringed Plover
  2. Charadrius hiaticula
  1. Semipalmated Plover
  2. Charadrius semipalmatus
  1. Sociable Lapwing
  2. Vanellus gregarius
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