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Charadrius dubius

Charadrius dubius
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Copyright: Durzan Cirano (cirano) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of Mesopotamia II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-03-26 1:36
Viewed: 2477
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill. The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed.


Call of Little Ringed Plover


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This species differs from the larger Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the presence of a clear yellow eye-ring.

Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth. Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.

They are migratory and winter in Africa. These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms.

The Little Ringed Plover is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Charadrius
Species: C. dubius
Binomial name
Charadrius dubius
Scopoli, 1786

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-26 3:18]

Hello Drzan,
Excellent photo of this Little Ringed Plover. Taken from a vey good POV in a nice composition. Good sharpness, details, DOF and warm natural colours.

Hi Durzan,

Fabulous image of the Little Ringed Plover, lovely rich colours that only low natural light gives,

Excellent sharpness and a good overall picture,
Have a good weekend Durzan,


Ciao Durzan. Impressive eye for focus eand colours. Good DO and intrigant warm tones.


Beautiful shot, Durzan.
Though the cropping is somewhat tight, it does not affect the appeal of the main subject since it attracts the complete attention owing to its sharpness and perfect details.

hello Durzan
super good sharpness picture with great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

Hello Durzan
Impressive photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good sharpness.

Hi Durzan,
what a nice portrait of this bird this time. Perfect point of view. Excellent sharpness. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing.

Slav Durzan,
a very beautiful capture of the Little Ringed Plover, very good sharpness and fantastic lighting and colours, a very pleasant composition
Best regards

Ciao Durzan, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, splendid sharpness, fine details and wopnderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful portrait of the plover.regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-03-26 16:33]

Hi Durzan,very nice pic whit the usual impressive quality.How i like the details and the sharpness...and another time this warm light too.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello Durzan,
What a splendid capture of a lovely bird.
Great details, outstanding colors and perfect focus.
Thanks for sharing!

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