Two-banded Plover Charadrius falklandicus


A handsome, migratory plover breeding across the southern tip of South America and moving mainly north to winter in coastal habitats and estuaries in central Chile, Uruguay and southern Brazil, but also winters coastally at Tierra del Fuego; resident on the Falkland Islands. During the breeding season can be found relatively far inland, nesting in flooded grasslands and freshwater wetlands. Note stocky build and pot-bellied appearance, and usually double breast band (some variants have broken upper band). Similar to the Puna Plover of high Andean wetlands, a species with which its range does not typically overlap. Also see Killdeer.

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  • Year-round
  • Migration
  • Breeding
  • Non-Breeding

Recommended Citation

Two-banded Plover (Charadrius falklandicus), In Neotropical Birds Online (T. S. Schulenberg, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. retrieved from Neotropical Birds Online: