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 4.1
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 34 photos
Standing near water
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
GunnarPettersson 10 December 2011 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4.5
Looking for food on the river bank.
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa (ssp tricollaris)
AnneMarks 13 November 2012 1 year ago 4.4
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 1 year ago 4.3
on the edge of the shallow lakes between the dunes
Locality Walvis Bay, Erongo Region, Namibia
Krzysztof Blachowiak 15 February 2014 1 year ago 4.3
- No sound recordings available yet