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Kentish Plover - Charadrius alexandrinus

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The Kentish Plover is a common coastal resident, particularly favouring the dry mud bunds that divide commercial salt pans. Fairly plain in winter plumage but the summer male is dapper with chestnut cap and a narrow, black patch on side of breast. Sexes separable.

Kentish Plover - Female in breeding plumageCharadrius alexandrinus

Adult female in breeding plumage
Kentish Plover- male in breeding plumage
Adult male in breeding plumage
Kentish Plover in winter plumage
Males and females share a similar plumage in winter

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