Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus   [Linnaeus, 1758]

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Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae
BTO Codes: KP, KENPL EURING No: 4770
Number in Britain: 34 records/year
Conservation Status:
UK: Not Assessed
European: 3 Concern, most not in Europe; Declining
Global: (Details)
Status in UK: (A)  Former Breeder, Scarce Visitor
Subspecies: alexandrinus recorded in Britain (of 5 subsp. in the world)
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Length: 16 cm Wingspan: 44 cm Weight: M/F: 48 g    
Scientific name from: Gr.: kharadra=a ravine and after Alexandria, Egypt
World Distribution: BREEDS: Locally in Europe, Asia, WINTERS: s Europe to c Africa & se Asia
Habitat: Beaches, mudflats, rivers, lakes
Diet: Inland, insects, On coasts, crustaceans, worms and molluscs
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Records and Distribution

First Record: Kent, 1787 (Palmer. P 2000. First for Britain & Ireland, Arlequin Press. [502.74 PAL])
Summary of Annual Totals
Distribution by County

Other Names

Snowy Plover
Gaelic: Welsh: Cwtiad Caint
Danish: Hvidbrystet prćstekrave Dutch: Strandplevier
Finnish: Mustajalkatylli French: Gravelot ŕ collier interrompu
German: Seeregenpfeifer Hungarian: Széki lile
Icelandic: Strandlóa Irish: Feadóigín Chosdubh
Italian: Fratino Norwegian: Hvitbrystlo
Polish: Sieweczka morska Portuguese: Borrelho-de-coleira-interrompida
Spanish: Chorlitejo patinegro Swedish: Svartbent strandpipare

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