Chestnut-banded Plover
Charadrius pallidus
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The upper photo was taken at Ndutu (4-14), courtesy of Per Holmen; the flight and middle photos, at Lake Natron (3-15), courtesy of Paul Oliver. These photos include males, females and immatures. The male (4th row) has a dark chestnut breast band, a black bar above the white forehead and a thin black stripe behind the eye; the female (5th row) has a light chestnut band and no black marks; the immature has an incomplete grey breast band and grey eye stripe (see slideshow). The two lower birds were part of a small flock foraging in a stream issuing from Lake Eyasi (10-06). Click the photo above to see more of that flock.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-17 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Colin Beale, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page:11-06-16