Friday, April 15, 2011

Eggs layed by 
         Little Ringed Plover 

 The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small bird. 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 . They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth. Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.

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