Wild life and nature of Samos, Ikaria & Fournoi

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Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius)


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.


Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia.


These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms.

Protection Status

This species is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List

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