Bird Families

Sea plover Charadrius alexandrinus

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Description and distribution

Sea plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) - a small kulichka the size of a sparrow - its body length is 15-17 cm, its weight ranges from 40 to 70 g. It is a sedentary and migratory species, distributed extremely fragmentarily on almost all continents, with the exception of Australia. The border of the European range runs no further north than 58 ° N. sh. This sandpiper hibernates in Africa and in the Mediterranean basin. The sea plover is an inhabitant of humid coasts of lagoons, salty and brackish water bodies, deltas, sandy or small-pebble littoral areas, in some places in inland water bodies. In the male, the color of the upper side of the body is brownish-gray with a reddish neck, the lower side of the body, the forehead and the stripe above the eyes are white, from the beak through the eyes there is a black stripe, the crown is also black. On the sides of the chest there are two dark spots, the legs and beak are black. The coloration of the female is almost the same, only there is no black color on the crown.The voice of this little kulich is a gentle trill.

Nutrition and reproduction

The sea plover feeds on small invertebrates in the shallows, usually at the very edge of the water.

Sea plover inhabits open and low-lying coasts of brackish and salty water bodies; it also nests in salt marshes near fresh water bodies. He arranges a nest in small depressions in the ground with pebbles or shell fragments, which he sometimes lays out with dry stalks and shells. From April to July, the little kulich lays, as a rule, 3 pale olive or clay-yellowish eggs with dark specks. Both parents incubate the clutch for 24-27 days (female during the day and male at night). Young ones take the wing at the age of 27-31 days.

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