LIT­TLE RINGED PLOVER

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Since first breed­ing in the UK just be­fore WWII, Lit­tle Ringed Plovers have flour­ished and spread, favour­ing gravel pits and sim­i­lar rough semi-in­dus­trial in­land habi­tats. There are now more than 1,000 pairs in the UK (mainly Eng­land and south Wales). LRPS are slim­mer and more at­ten­u­ated, than their chunky cousins, Ringed Plovers; with a more ‘fal­con-like’ flight pro­file. They lack the Ringed Plover’s white wing­bar and don’t have their bright or­ange bare parts. They do have a dis­tinc­tive fine yel­low eye-ring.

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