Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris) - HBW 3, p. 431
French: Pluvier à triple collier
Spanish: Chorlitejo Tricollar
Other common names: Treble-banded/Three-banded/Tri-collared Plover/Sandplover
Taxonomy: Charadrius tricollaris Vieillot, 1818, Cape Town.
Sometimes considered conspecific with C. forbesi; probably best considered to form superspecies. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- tricollaris Vieillot, 1818 - Ethiopia to Tanzania and Gabon, and S to South Africa; non-breeding also around L Chad.
- bifrontatus Cabanis, 1882 - Madagascar.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
Foraging bird Locality Weenen, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Roland Bischoff 15 November 2011 3 years ago 36 sec 4.7
Different close views of a bird at the water's edge Locality Ndumo Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa (ssp tricollaris)
Dave Jackson 31 December 2001 7 years ago 25 sec 4.5
A juvenile feeding on a marsh. Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp tricollaris)
Josep del Hoyo 24 November 2005 9 years ago 40 sec 4.4
An adult feeding on a little torrent. Locality Debre Libanos, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (ssp tricollaris)
Josep del Hoyo 24 November 2005 9 years ago 36 sec 4.2
Bird running around on damp mud forgaing Locality Avis Dam, Windhoek, Khomas Region, Namibia (ssp tricollaris)
Desmond Allen 22 August 2013 1 year ago 20 sec 4
Views of a bird in a pond shore Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 1 year ago 38 sec 3.8
PhotosSee all 39 photos
Standing near water
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
GunnarPettersson 10 December 2011 22 weeks ago 4.9
Looking for food on the river bank.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp tricollaris)
AnneMarks 13 November 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp tricollaris)
Nik Borrow 7 June 2012 10 weeks ago 4.3
An adult near a pond
Locality Benoue National Park, Adamawa Province, Cameroon (ssp tricollaris)
Lars Petersson 5 March 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Three-banded Plover (Charadrius tricollaris)
Locality Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 1 year ago 4.3
On the shore. Dorsal view.
Locality Awassa Lake, SNNP Region, Ethiopia (ssp tricollaris)
Fran Trabalon 20 November 2012 2 years ago 4.3
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