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ringed plover Syllabification: ringed plov·er
Pronunciation: /ˌriNGd ˈpləvər/ /ˌriNGd ˈplōvər/

Definition of ringed plover in English:


A small plover found chiefly in Eurasia, with white underparts and a black collar, breeding on sand or shingle beaches.
  • Genus Charadrius, family Charadriidae: three species, in particular Charadrius hiaticula
Example sentences
  • The Killdeer is the largest of the ringed plovers, and the only plover in its range with a double breast band.
  • Bird species to be seen include ringed plover, oystercatcher, redshank and little grebe.
  • In the past week, sand martins, swallows, chiffchaffs, wheaters and ringed plovers have all been seen there.
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