|Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus)|
|The Two-banded Plover is distributed around the coasts of central and southern Chile and Argentina. It moves a short distance northwards during the austral winter into northern Chile, Uruguay and southern Brazil. Belton notes some birds breeding at Lagoa do Peixe, in southern Brazil, where the first photo was taken.|
|It is mainly coastal and is found on sea shores as well as some inland sites near water. It is the only South American Plover with two breast bands although the upper one is sometimes incomplete. The breast bands are black, forehead and lores are white and the crown and hindneck are pale rufous being duller in the female.
Out of the breeding season the black bands become grey and the rufous becomes grey-brown.