Hooded Plover

Thinornis rubricollis


Family: Charadridae

Vulnerable in South Australia where there are around 600 birds, with less than 50 Hooded Plovers found on the Fleurieu Peninusla.

Length: 19-23 cm Height: 10 cm Wingspan: 36-44 cm Weight: 90-100 gm
The Hooded Plover is a small bird found on Australia's southern ocean beaches, including the Fleurieu Peninsula. These birds like surf beaches and like to nest where we like to walk, between the high-water mark and in the sand dunes. Hoodies live on our beaches year round, but make their nests on the sand from August to March

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  They nest on the sand so watch your foot steps

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  They protect their babies from the heat and predators

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