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Photo by IanF
Danby Beacon, North Yorkshire Moors, UK, May 2009
Eudromias morinellus

Charadrius morinellus

Identification

  • Chestnut breast
  • White border above
  • Black belly
  • Brown back
  • White supercilium
  • Yellow legs
  • Short black bill
  • Female brighter than male

Distribution

Breeds in western Alaska and northern Palearctic; winters northern Africa to western Iran.

Photo by steenl
Maasvlakte, the Netherlands, September 2005

Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

Eudromias vs. Charadrius

One authority (Sibley & Monroe, 1996) places Eurasian Dotterel (morinellus) in the monotypic genus Eudromias. However, most others place it within Charadrius and the Opus follows in this consensus.

Habitat

Tundra and mountain areas; winters in semi desert.

Behaviour

Juvenile
Photo by Chris Upson
Landguard, Suffolk, September 2008

Breeding

The nest is a bare ground scrape. Two to four eggs are incubated by the male who also cares for the young.

References

  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

Recommended Citation

External Links

GSearch checked for 2020 platform.1

http://www.alifeattheshoreline.com/2013/06/the-making-of-dotterel-portrait.html

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