Kittlitz's Plover

distribution of Kittlitz's plover
Names, conservation status and distribution
Kittlitz's plover (Charadrius pecuarius), pluvier pâtre, chorlitejo pecuario, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Nakuru
Kittlitz's plover (Charadrius pecuarius), pluvier pâtre, chorlitejo pecuario, birds of kenya, wildlife of kenya
Lake Nakuru

Kittlitz's plover (Charadrius pecuarius) is a small shorebird (35-40 g) in the family Charadriidae that breeds near coastal and inland saltmarshes, sandy or muddy riverbanks or alkaline grasslands with short vegetation. It is native to much of Sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile Delta and Madagascar. It is thought to be mainly monogamous and has monomorphic plumage.

In kenya it is found on inland lakes, mainly in Rift Valley and local on coastal salt flats and on lower tana River.