Plovers (Charadriidae)

Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus) - HBW 3, p. 432

French: Pluvier à tête rousse German: Rotkopf-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo Capelirrojo
Other common names: Red-capped Dotterel/Sandplover

Taxonomy: Charadrius ruficapillus Temminck, 1822, New South Wales.
Forms superspecies with C. marginatus, C. alexandrinus and C. javanicus; all of these have on occasion been considered conspecific (see page 386). Monotypic.

Distribution: Australia, mainly avoiding arid interior; Tasmania.

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