Red-capped Plover (Charadrius ruficapillus)

The following are some photographs of an adult Red-capped Plover banded at Broome in September 1992.

Red-capped Plovers are a common Australian endemic wader.  They nest on sandy or shelly areas.  If you disturb them while nesting, they run away giving a broken wing display, so please leave them alone.  The young runners are always fun to see the little balls of fluff.

Waders banded in the north west have plastic yellow leg flags on their upper leg.  Please report any sightings away from the north west.

Copyright Frank O'Connor 1997-2003 Visits Last Modified 5th June 2003