The Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus) is found in central Asia, mainly to the north and east of the Caspian Sea. They migrate south to winter in east Africa and may wander into Western Europe or Australia.
Diet / Feeding
The Caspian Plover feeds on insects and other small prey.
Summer (breeding) plumage:
Grey-brown back, white face and belly, chestnut breast bordered black below.
Grey-brown breast band.
Slightly larger than Ringed Plover,.
More slender and longer-legged than sandplovers, and has a much stronger white supercilium (line above eye), and a long thin bill. Also lacks white tail sides and a weak wing bar.
Call / Vocalization
The Caspian Plover's call is described as a sharp chip.
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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