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Kittlitz's Plover

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Kittlitz’s plover - Charadrius pecuarius

Kittlitz’s plover - Charadrius pecuarius

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The Kittlitz’s plover (Charadrius pecuarius) is common shorebird throughout much of sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile Delta and Madagascar. This small plover inhabits inland and coastal habitats such as sand dunes, mudflats, scrublands and sparse grasslands. Kittlitz's plovers feed on insects, mulluscs, crustaceans, and earthworms. Like many plovers, adult Kittlitz's plovers will feign a broken wing to distract predators that pose a threat to their young.

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