Identification of plover required

To: Robert Inglis <>
Subject: Identification of plover required
From: Laurie & Leanne Knight <>
Date: Sun, 02 Sep 2001 18:12:19 +1000
Robert Inglis wrote:
> Hello Shorebird experts,
> On 29/8/2001 while on a 'first-contact' outing at Bribie Island, South-east
> Queensland, I recorded some video footage of a small 'plover'.
> The observers present were not in agreement as to the identification of the
> bird.
> The 'stage' of the plumage, the size of the bird and the length of the legs
> caused a degree of discussion.
> The main point of concern was the length of the legs.
> I have placed three images of the bird on a web-page at
> I would be grateful if some Birding-aus shorebird experts would look at the
> images and give me their opinion of the identification.

As a bushwalking birdo with limited wader expertise, my instinctive
first glance reaction would be a red-capped plover in transition [eg

Are you thinking it might be a Kentish Plover?

Was it behaving like a RC plover and was it in a group of RC plovers?

Regards, Laurie.
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