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==Species in taxonomic order==
==Species in taxonomic order==
* [[New Zealand Dotterel]] or Red-breasted Plover, ''Charadrius obscurus''
* [[Killdeer]], ''Charadrius vociferus''
* [[Common Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius hiaticula''
* [[Semipalmated Plover]], ''Charadrius semipalmatus''
* [[Semipalmated Plover]], ''Charadrius semipalmatus''
* [[Common Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius hiaticula''
* [[Long-billed Plover]], ''Charadrius placidus''
* [[Long-billed Plover]], ''Charadrius placidus''
* [[Little Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius dubius''
* [[Wilson's Plover]], ''Charadrius wilsonia''
* [[Killdeer]], ''Charadrius vociferus''
* [[Piping Plover]], ''Charadrius melodus''
* [[Piping Plover]], ''Charadrius melodus''
* [[Madagascar Plover]], ''Charadrius thoracicus''
* [[Kittlitz's Plover]], ''Charadrius pecuarius''
* [[Saint Helena Plover]], ''Charadrius sanctaehelenae''[[File:Plover eggs.jpg|thumb|250px|Plover eggs laid on the ground]]
* [[Three-banded Plover]], ''Charadrius tricollaris''
* [[Forbes's Plover]], ''Charadrius forbesi''
* [[Kentish Plover]], ''Charadrius alexandrinus''
* [[Snowy Plover]], ''Charadrius nivosus'', recently split by the AOU, some other committees still evaluating
* [[Javan Plover]], ''Charadrius (alexandrinus) javanicus''
* [[White-fronted Plover]], ''Charadrius marginatus''
* [[Red-capped Plover]], ''Charadrius ruficapillus''
* [[Malaysian Plover]], ''Charadrius peronii''
* [[Chestnut-banded Plover]], ''Charadrius pallidus''
* [[Collared Plover]], ''Charadrius collaris''
* [[Puna Plover]], ''Charadrius alticola''
* [[Double-banded Plover]], ''Charadrius bicinctus''
* [[Two-banded Plover]], ''Charadrius falklandicus''
* [[Lesser Sand Plover]], ''Charadrius mongolus''
* [[Greater Sand Plover]], ''Charadrius leschenaultii''
* [[Caspian Plover]], ''Charadrius asiaticus''
* [[Oriental Plover]], ''Charadrius veredus''
* [[Eurasian Dotterel]], ''Charadrius morinellus''
* [[Rufous-chested Plover]], ''Charadrius modestus''
* [[Mountain Plover]], ''Charadrius montanus''

Revision as of 21:07, October 30, 2013

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Subfamily: Charadriinae
Genus: Charadrius
Linnaeus, 1758

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Aegialites / Aegialitis

Charadrius is a genus of plovers, a group of wading birds. They are found throughout the world.

File:Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) W IMG 0104.jpg

Many of the Charadrius species are characterised by breast bands or collars. These can be (in the adult) complete bands (Ringed, Semipalmated, Little Ringed, Long-billed), double or triple bands (Killdeer, Three-banded, Forbes', Two-banded, Double-banded) or partial collars (Kentish, Piping, Malaysian, Javan, Red-capped, Puna).

They have relatively short bills and feed mainly on insects, worms or other invertebrates, depending on habitat, which are obtained by a run-and-pause technique, rather than the steady probing of some other wader groups. They hunt by sight, rather than by feel as do longer-billed waders like snipe.

Species of the genus Aegialites (or Aegialitis) are now subsumed within Charadrius.

Species in taxonomic order


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