Forbes's Plover Charadrius forbesi
Forbes's Plover, Mole, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Mole National Park, Ghana
May 2011

Forbes's Plover is distributed in tropical Africa to the west of Lake Victoria. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in grassland, farmland, and the edges of lakes and rivers though it is not particularly attached to water.

It has two blackish breast bands, a red eye-ring and a white band from the eye to around the nape. Upperparts are brownish while the lower breast and belly are whitish.

It is usually solitary and it feeds on insects, crustaceans and worms.

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