blp shabash 430x45

Double-banded Plover

Double-banded Plover (Image ID 32045)
Photographed byJill Wilson on Tue 3rd Mar, 2015 and uploaded by Rob Parker on Sun 30th Sep, 2018 .
CommentDouble-banded Plover: Score 67%

Scientific Name: Charadrius bicinctus
Summer BG: New Zealand (South Island)
Overall Size: 17.5 - 19cm.
Conservation Status (BWL): Least Concern

This species was misidentified as Little Stint x1

The Double-banded Plover is distinguishable from the Little Stint by the breast bands. In breeding plumage, the Double-banded Plover has two (2) bands, a black collar and a chestnut breast band. In non-breeding plumage, it has two (2) broken breast bands. The Little Stint does not.

Some other identifying features for the Double-banded Plover are:

- More upright posture than most small plovers.

- Black mask in breeding plumage, brown mask in non-breeding plumage.

- Narrow wing-bar visible in flight.

- Dark outer wing.
LocationStockton sandspit, Newcastle (New South Wales)
This image is not available for download.
Previous16/20 in Marathon MigratorsNext
Previous211/246 by Jill WilsonNext
Previous34/39 of Double-banded PloverNext
Previous520/636 of Plovers, Dotterel and LapwingsNext
Previous19109/22175 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).


The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.