Chestnut-banded Plover (Charadrius pallidus) - HBW 3, p. 433
French: Pluvier élégant
Spanish: Chorlitejo Pálido
Other common names: Chestnut-banded Sandplover
Taxonomy: Charadrius pallidus Strickland, 1852, Walvis Bay.
Considerable confusion with nomenclature in past: name C. pallidus was considered synonymous with C. (alexandrinus) marginatus; present species was known as C. venustus, and S race as C. v. rufocinctus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- venustus Fischer & Reichenow, 1884 - Rift Valley soda-lakes on border of Kenya and Tanzania.
- pallidus Strickland, 1852 - S Africa, on coast from SW Angola to Mozambique, and inland in N Namibia, N Botswana and CN South Africa.
- Near Threatened Enlarge map
A close view of a female preening and walking away Locality Namibia (ssp pallidus)
Christian Boix Hinzen 24 August 2006 6 years ago 3 sec 3.6
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Locality Lake Natron, Arusha Region, Tanzania (ssp venustus)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 23 March 2013 2 years ago 4.8
Adult bird searching for food in shallow water (with good reflection)
Locality Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia
ian wood 19 August 2013 7 weeks ago 4.7
Adult feeding in a shallow lagoon
Locality Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Marco Valentini 23 August 2013 1 year ago 4.3
juvenile in the etosha pan
Locality Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Namibia
lankhorst 17 July 2011 24 weeks ago 4.3
adult male standing
Locality Magadi Lake, Kenya (ssp venustus)
Nik Borrow 2 November 2013 1 year ago 4.1
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Martin Hale 28 July 2011 3 years ago 4
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