Forbes's Plover

Forbes's Plover

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Forbes's Plover or Forbes's Banded Plover, Charadrius forbesi, is a small wader. This plover is resident in much of west Africa, mainly on inland rivers, pools and lakes. Its nest is a scrape lined with small pebbles in rocky uplands. After breeding in the wet season, this bird moves to open grasslands, including airfields and golf courses, in the dry season. It is sometimes seen at pools or reservoirs. The adult Forbes' Plover is 20 cm in length. It has long wings and a long tail, and therefore looks different from most other small plovers in flight, the exception being the closely related Three-banded Plover which replaces it in eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar. The breeding adult has dark brown upperparts, and the underparts are white except for the two black breast bands, separated by a white band, which give this species its common and scientific names.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133990775
  • 9786133990777