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| taxon = Charadrius
 
| name = ''Charadrius''
 
| name = ''Charadrius''
| image = Killdeer23.jpg
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| image = Killdeer23.png
 
| image_width = 250px
 
| image_width = 250px
 
| 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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''see text''
 
 
| synonyms = ''Aegialites'' / ''Aegialitis''
 
| synonyms = ''Aegialites'' / ''Aegialitis''
 
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* [[Semipalmated Plover]], ''Charadrius semipalmatus''
 
* [[Semipalmated Plover]], ''Charadrius semipalmatus''
 
* [[Common Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius hiaticula''
 
* [[Common Ringed Plover]], ''Charadrius hiaticula''
* [[Long-billed Plover]], ''Charadrius placidus''
 
 
* [[Piping Plover]], ''Charadrius melodus''
 
* [[Piping Plover]], ''Charadrius melodus''
   

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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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