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Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-14 8:42
Viewed: 2490
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill. The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed.
This species differs from the larger Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the presence of a clear yellow eye-ring.
Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth. Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.
They are migratory and winter in Africa. These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms.
The Little Ringed Plover is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-04-14 10:29]

Hi Arjun,
Splendid photo of this species, very interesting the very big- yellow ring on the eyes, TFS!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-04-14 10:39]

Hello Arjun,
Excellent photo of this Little Ringed Plover. Great sharpness, details and composition. Beautiful focus on the yellow eyering and splendid natural colours.

Hello Arjun,
What an excellent image of this little Ringed Plover. I Like the silhouette in the water and good pov with beautiful colors and clear detail. Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hello Arjun,
This is a superb shot! Impressive details, excellent sharpness and lovely colours. Well done!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-04-14 17:14]

What a wonderful shot of this plover, ARjun!
Love the bright yellow ring around his eyes.
The details are fantastic, and I really like that chocolaty background. : )
TFS. : )

Hello Arjun,
Lovely shot of this bird with reflection in the water, perfect sharpness, details and colours are great spectacle,
Thanks for sharing,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-04-15 4:07]

Hello Arjun,
wow...such a lovely capture of this big eyed bird. The details are splendid and the colour contrast work wonderfully.
well presented shot in its best view.
simplicity makes it so pretty.


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