Re: Red-capped Plover - Need help definin age/sex.

To: "Mark Young" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: Re: Red-capped Plover - Need help definin age/sex.
From: "Greg & Val Clancy" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:57:21 +1100
Adult female Red-capped Plovers are so variable and HANZAB states "first immatures are very similar to the dullest adult females, and difficult to distinguish unless a few retained juvenile inner wing-coverts can be seen." I would suggest that your bird has too much red on the head to be an immature so is most likely an adult female.


Greg Clancy
Coutts Crossing

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