Red-capped Plover

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Habitat: Wetland, Coastal, Salt Lake


The Red-capped Plover is found on beaches and in wetlands, especially in arid areas, and prefers saline and brackish waters.


If the nest is threatened the Red-capped Plovers will try several distraction methods, including feigning injury by dragging a wing to lead predators away.


The Red-capped Plover may be seen foraging for molluscs, small crustaceans and some vegetation, on mudflats, sandy beaches and salt-marsh.


The nest site of the Red-capped Plover is a shallow scrape on a beach or stony area, nearly always close to water. Sometimes the nest is protected by a small plant or some rubbish. The eggs are usually well camouflaged.