White-fronted Plover

Charadrius marginatus - Gravelot à front blanc

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Charadriidés

  • Genus
    :

    Charadrius

  • Species
    :

    marginatus

Descriptor

Vieillot, 1818

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 18 cm
  • Wingspan
    : -
  • Weight
    : 42 à 55 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

White-fronted Plover (Charadrius marginatus) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family.

Subspecific information 4 Subspecies

  • Charadrius marginatus mechowi (Africa south of the Sahara south to n Angola, Botswana, Zimbabwe and n Mozambique)
  • Charadrius marginatus marginatus (sw Angola to sw South Africa)
  • Charadrius marginatus arenaceus (s Mozambique to s South Africa)
  • Charadrius marginatus tenellus (Madagascar)

Foreign names

  • Gravelot à front blanc,
  • Chorlitejo Frentiblanco,
  • Borrelho-de-testa-branca,
  • Weißstirn-Regenpfeifer,
  • fehérhomlokú lile,
  • Vale Strandplevier,
  • Corriere frontebianca,
  • Vitpannad strandpipare,
  • Strandlo,
  • kulík bieločelý,
  • kulík proměnlivý,
  • Sandpræstekrave,
  • hietatylli,
  • Vaalstrandkiewiet,
  • corriol de front blanc,
  • sieweczka białoczelna,
  • Белолобый зуёк,
  • シロビタイチドリ,
  • 白额沙鸻,
  • 白額沙鴴,

Voice song and cries

Gravelot à front blanc
adult

Habitat

Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Rivers/Streams/Creeks (includes waterfalls), Permanent Freshwater Lakes (over 8ha), Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes ; Marine Neritic : Estuaries ; Marine Intertidal : Rocky Shoreline, Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes ; Artificial/Aquatic and Marine : Salt Exploitation Sites

Geographic range

Illustration

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