Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Kentish Plover, Oued Souss, Morocco, May 2014 - click for larger image

Oued Souss, Morocco

The Kentish Plover is distributed in temperate and tropical altitudes of Europe, Asia and Africa. The most northerly populations migrate southwards in the winter but others are mainly sedentary. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

The HBW and Birdlife International Checklist now splits this species from White-faced Plover C. dealbatus in the Far East and from Snowy Plover C. nivosus in the Americas.

This bird is a female or juvenile. The male is more heavily marked with a chestnut crown and nape which is more pronounced in summer breeding plumage.

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