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 7 years ago 3 sec 4
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Locality Lake Natron, Arusha Region, Tanzania (ssp venustus)
Krzysztof Blachowiak 23 March 2013 3 years ago 4.8
juvenile in the etosha pan
Locality Etosha Pan, Etosha National Park, Namibia
lankhorst 17 July 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Adult feeding in a shallow lagoon
Locality Swakopmund, Erongo Region, Namibia
Marco Valentini 23 August 2013 2 years ago 4.1
Bird walking along a salt pan near the hot-springs at the southern end of the lake
Locality Magadi Lake, Kenya (ssp venustus)
James Kashangaki 11 July 2015 42 weeks ago 4
Adult bird searching for food in shallow water (with good reflection)
Locality Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia
ian wood 19 August 2013 51 weeks ago 4
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Martin Hale 28 July 2011 4 years ago 4
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