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, Tanzania (ssp venustus)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 23 March 2013 1 year ago 4.8
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 7 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
A bird on a lagoon shore
Locality Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia (ssp pallidus)
Aleix Comas 23 August 2007 5 years ago 3.4
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