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Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus L 15-17cm. Dumpy little coastal plover. Looks overall much paler than other similarly sized species. Note white wingbar in flight. Sexes are dissimilar. Adult male in summer has sandy brown upperparts and white underparts. Sandy crown has black at front and rufous at back. Has black through eye and dark patch on side of breast. Legs and bill are black. Summer adult female, juvenile and winter adult are similar but black elements of plumage are pale sandy brown (same colour as upperparts); legs are dull brown. Voice Utters a soft bruip call. Status Scarce, short-staying passage migrant, found on sandy estuaries.
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Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus L 15-17cm. Dumpy little coastal plover. Looks overall much paler than other similarly sized species. Note white wingbar in flight. Sexes are dissimilar. Adult male in summer has sandy brown upperparts and white underparts. Sandy crown has black at front and rufous at back. Has black through eye and dark patch on side of breast. Legs and bill are black. Summer adult female, juvenile and winter adult are similar but black elements of plumage are pale sandy brown (same colour as upperparts); legs are dull brown. Voice Utters a soft bruip call. Status Scarce, short-staying passage migrant, found on sandy estuaries.

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Date: 27 Jun 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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