Forbes's Plover

The adult Forbes’ Plover is 20 cm in length. It has long wings and a long tail, and therefore looks different from most other small plovers in flight, the exception being the closely related Three-banded Plover which replaces it in eastern and southern Africa and Madagascar.

The Forbes's Plover is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

related Forbes's Plover which replaces it in west Africa. The adult Three-banded Plover has medium brown upperparts, and the underparts are white except for the two black breast bands, separated by a white band, which give this species its common and scientific names. The head is strikingly patterned, with a black crown, white supercilia extending from the white forehead to meet on the back of the neck, and a grey face becoming brown on the neck. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Charadrius
Species : forbesi
Authority : (Shelley, 1883)