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Long‑billed Plover Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Charadrius placidus
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Long-billed Ringed Plover, Long-billed Ring Plover
Habitat : Coast and wetlands
Description : The Long-billed Plover is a white collared bird with a long bill (adult bird length approximately 23 cm, wing 14.5 cm, bill 1.9 cm, tarsus 3.2 cm, tail 7.7 cm). The non-breeding adult looks dark sandy-brown from above and white from below. It feeds on flies, insects, their larvae, worms, etc. It breeds in April-May. Long-billed plovers exhibit monogamous breeding behavior, forming pairs and defending territories. Females may occasionally abandon nests to breed with other males, while males typically remain in their territories. Both males and females engage in territorial disputes, using calls and displays to ward off intruders. Males create shallow pits as nest sites, attracting females through courtship displays. The female lays one egg every 48 hours until the clutch reaches four eggs. Both parents participate in nest maintenance, incubation, and protecting the eggs from predators and overheating. Hatchlings are precocial and grow rapidly, becoming capable of flight at around 40 days old. Long-billed plovers often return to the same breeding sites year after year, indicating site fidelity and prior knowledge of suitable areas.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;photo credit: ken (www.inaturalist.org/people/ken ),photo shared from iNaturalist, photo copyright reserved according to iNaturalist rules;Byoungsoon Jangmore information, please contact us.