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| taxon = Charadrius
 
| name = ''Charadrius''
 
| name = ''Charadrius''
| image = Killdeer23.jpg
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| image = Killdeer23.png
 
| image_width = 250px
 
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| image_caption = [[Killdeer]]
 
| image_caption = [[Killdeer]]
| regnum = [[Animal]]ia
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| authority = [[Carolus Linnaeus|Linnaeus]], 1758
| phylum = [[Chordate|Chordata]]
 
| classis = [[Bird|Aves]]
 
| ordo = [[Charadriiformes]]
 
| familia = [[Charadriidae]]
 
| subfamilia = [[plover|Charadriinae]]
 
| genus = '''''Charadrius'''''
 
| genus_authority = [[Carolus Linnaeus|Linnaeus]], 1758
 
 
| subdivision_ranks = species
 
| subdivision_ranks = species
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| synonyms = ''Aegialites'' / ''Aegialitis''
 
| synonyms = ''Aegialites'' / ''Aegialitis''
 
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==Species in taxonomic order==
 
==Species in taxonomic order==
* [[New Zealand Dotterel]] or Red-breasted Plover, ''Charadrius obscurus''
 
* [[Common Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius hiaticula''
 
* [[Semipalmated Plover]], ''Charadrius semipalmatus''
 
* [[Long-billed Plover]], ''Charadrius placidus''
 
* [[Little Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius dubius''
 
* [[Wilson's Plover]], ''Charadrius wilsonia''
 
 
* [[Killdeer]], ''Charadrius vociferus''
 
* [[Killdeer]], ''Charadrius vociferus''
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* [[Semipalmated Plover]], ''Charadrius semipalmatus''
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* [[Common Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius hiaticula''
 
* [[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''
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Latest revision as of 19:58, November 28, 2016

Charadrius
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Killdeer
Scientific classification Red Pencil Icon
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Clade: Aequorlitornithes
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Subfamily: Charadriinae
Genus: Charadrius
Linnaeus, 1758
Synonyms

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 orderEdit

ReferencesEdit


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