Common Ringed Plover

Latin: Charadrius hiaticula (Linné 1758)
Svenska: Större strandpipare
Deutsch: Sandregenpfeifer

Play, pause, play
The ringed plover has a distinctive pattern of activity: suddenly running forward, then freezing - as if someone pressed ‘pause.’ After a few moments, it runs forward again, and freezes.

The common ringed plover is mostly found by the coast.

Between July and September, ringed plovers migrate southwards to Mediterranean countries or to Northern Africa, returning near the end of March.

Photo: Andreas Trepte ©

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