Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Hooded Plover

Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus

Described by: Gmelin (1789)
Alternate common name(s): Hooded Dotterel, Australian Plover
Old scientific name(s): Thinornis rubicollis, Thinornis rubicollis, Charadrius rubicollis, Charadrius cuculatus


Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste  Tasmania, Australia - Feb, 2006 © Arthur Grosset  Hamelin Bay, Western Australia, Australia - Aug 26, 2006 © Jean-Philippe Paris 
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Sw. and se. Australia;
Three populations;
Coastal sw. Australia (ne. Lake Gore w. of Esperance) from Israelite Bay to vicinity of Geraldton and inland on salt lakes to Balladonia and Lake Deborah. Islands and coastal se. Australia from South Australia (beach opposite Golden Island in Coffin Bay National Park) w. to Spencer Gulf and Kangaroo Is. e. in Victoria (Barwon Heads w. of Queenscliffe, Wilson's Promontory, beach between Lakes Entrance and Lake Tyers Wingan Inlet in Croajingolong National Park) to New South Wales (beach in Nadgee National Park) n. to Shoalhaven Heads. Tasmania (Maria Island National Park at Darlington Beach, Cloudy Bay on Bruny Island) and islands in the Bass Strait.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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