ringed plover

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ringed plover

n.
A widely distributed plover (Charadrius hiaticula) with a brown back, white underparts, a broad black collar, and black stripes on the head.

ringed plover

n
(Animals) a European shorebird, Charadrius hiaticula, with a greyish-brown back, white underparts with a black throat band, and orange legs: family Charadriidae (plovers)
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The most transient birds that do not settle in Lebanon are common ringed plovers and flying quails, in addition to sparrowhawks, which cross Lebanese airspace in September and are internationally protected, making it illegal to hunt this species," he said.
This includes endangered little terns, ringed plovers and oystercatchers.
Martin Crow, sustainability manager for quarry operator Hanson UK, said: "We often have to cordon off areas in our quarries where sand martins and little ringed plovers are breeding.
During the summer, tens of thousands of birds, including more than 36,000 pairs of puffins, over 1,000 pairs of Arctic Turns, 1,900 breeding shags, and even a few Shelduck, Ringed Plovers, Barn Swallows and Rock Pipits visit the islands' igneous dolerite outcrops that once provided homes to saints like Aidan and Cuthbert.
Ringed Plovers are rearing small young on our beaches too, but this habitat can suffer from constant disturbance from dog walkers and general human recreation.
Ringed plovers and oystercatchers are most dependent upon crofting practices, as they both prefer to nest on dry cultivated machair.
In October, people have the chance to see birds including ringed plovers, grey plovers and dunlin.
RSPB Conwy also recorded its first common sandpiper and redstart of the year - a ring ouzel on Sunday and a pair of little ringed plovers that we're hoping may stay to nest.
Staff and volunteers will point out wigeons, pochards, tufted ducks, geese and little ringed plovers.
TUNE in to see storm petrels nesting in Shetland, adders, a brown-banded carder bee, marsh orchids in Essex, lichens in a Cornish churchyard and little ringed plovers in a Yorkshire quarry.
Little ringed plovers - protected under Schedule 1 of the 1981 Wildlife and Countryside Act - have returned to Ringstone Reservoir, near Barkisland, after breeding at the water's edge for the first time in living memory.
Gregory Wheal, 42, from Coventry, targeted rare kingfishers and ringed plovers.