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Photo © by arthurgrosset
Cassino, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, August 2004
Anarhynchus collaris

Charadrius collaris


18 cm

  • Brown upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Black breast band


  • White forehead
  • Black frontal bar
  • Black stripe from bill to eye
  • Chestnut mid-crown and nape
  • Yellow legs

Female: similar, though some may show a brownish tinge to the black areas


Central and South America: found from Mexico to northern Argentina and central Chile.

Accidental vagrant to Texas (1 record).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Wetlands, ponds, riverbanks and sandy beaches, flooded fields and freshwater marshes.



They nest in a bare ground scrape often next to grass tufts. The clutch consists of 2 brown-blotched creamy eggs.


Flight call: a sharp metallic pip.


  1. Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

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