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Red-capped Plover
Charadrius ruficapillus

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo Courtesy of Birdway Australia

Photo courtesy of Garrie Douglas
Bird Family :"Plovers"
Description :Common local species. Length 15cm. Common beach bird mainly in quieter areas. Hundreds can be seen on salt flats south of Ross River in the dry season. Call is a sharp ' twink'. Runs in short spurts.
Typical Habitat :Sandy beaches, salt flats, coastal and inland.
Distribution :Moderately common Australia wide. Breeding endemic, recorded outside Australia in certain seasons.
Migration :Migratory / resident / breeds on beaches, mainly at Balgal, Crystal Creek and Magnetic Island. Main breeding season, September to January, variable.
Introduced :No
Seen North Qld :  Yes

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