Thinornis rubricollis

Hooded plover

Hooded Plovers are small to medium-sized, stocky shorebirds with short bills, large eyes and rounded heads. The Hooded Plover is pale-coloured, 19 – 23 cm in length with a wingspan of 26 – 44 cm. It is unmistakable in having a prominent black hood and throat, a white collar, and a contrasting black-tipped red bill, a red eye-ring and short orange legs.

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Image of Hooded Plover on beach courtesy of Dave Gallan