Kentish Plover

Kentish Plover is a small and plump wader bird or a shore bird which can be found near coastal sand flats, salt pans, river banks and lake shores. Kentish Plover is a sexually dimorphic bird and flaunts a different plumage especially during the breeding season. It shows little fear of people and will tolerate them in close proximity. It tends to run and appear more active than the other ringed plovers.

Gujarati Name

ઢોંગીલી / ભુલામણી ઢોંગીલી

Scientific Name

Charadrius alexandrinus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status

Least Concern

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Categories: Plovers