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Plover / Dotterel

Family: Charadriidae, Subfamily: Vanelinae

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Plover / Dotterel Subfamily: Charadriidae
The plovers and dotterels are a group of wading birds that belong to the subfamily Charadriinae and together with the lapwings, belong to the larger family Charadriidae.

Found through the world, most live in open country regions, usually in habitats that are near water. The exception to this is the Inland Dotterel, that are found in stony ground habitat of the arid regions of Central and Western Australia.

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Subfamily: Charadriinae
Genera: Anarhynchus
  Charadrius
  Elseyornis
  Oreopholus
  Peltohyas
  Phegornis
  Pluvialis
  Thinornis

Other links - Lapwing

The Internet Bird Collection (IBC)
A non-profit endeavour with the ultimate goal of disseminating knowledge about the world's avifauna. It is an on-line audiovisual library of footage of the world's birds that is available to the general public free of charge - check out the Charadriidae (Lapwings and Plovers).
 
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