Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

Description

Size: small to medium. Plumage: usually with some black and white on heads; most with two usually black (but can be reddish or white) breast bars but some with none; wings pointed, not long; little or no seasonal change in plumage. Other characters: feet without hind toes in all but one species; head-bob when alarmed. <389>
  • Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 65 specimens in 19 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 20 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 0
  Temperature range (°C): -0.815 - 15.388
  Nitrate (umol/L): 1.244 - 9.099
  Salinity (PPS): 31.273 - 35.293
  Oxygen (ml/l): 5.864 - 8.167
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.236 - 1.252
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.355 - 4.456

Graphical representation

Temperature range (°C): -0.815 - 15.388

Nitrate (umol/L): 1.244 - 9.099

Salinity (PPS): 31.273 - 35.293

Oxygen (ml/l): 5.864 - 8.167

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.236 - 1.252

Silicate (umol/l): 1.355 - 4.456
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 255
Specimens with Sequences: 220
Specimens with Barcodes: 219
Species: 25
Species With Barcodes: 24
Public Records: 181
Public Species: 24
Public BINs: 25
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Wikipedia

Charadrius

Charadrius is a genus of plovers, a group of wading birds. They are found throughout the world.

Little ringed plover Charadrius dubius

Many of the Charadrius species are characterised by breast bands or collars. These can be (in the adult) complete bands (ringed, semipalmated, little ringed, long-billed), double or triple bands (killdeer, three-banded, Forbes', two-banded, double-banded) or partial collars (Kentish, piping, snowy, Malaysian, Javan, red-capped, puna).

They have relatively short bills and feed mainly on insects, worms or other invertebrates, depending on habitat, which are obtained by a run-and-pause technique, rather than the steady probing of some other wader groups. They hunt by sight, rather than by feel as do longer-billed waders like snipe.

Species of the genus Aegialites (or Aegialitis) are now subsumed within Charadrius.

Species in taxonomic order[edit]

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