IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Diagnostic Description

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Length: 16-18 cm. Plumage: above brown or rufous brown; below white tinged buffy or tawny; faint rufous patches on sides of chest; forehead white continuous with superciliary stripe; forecrown black; thin black line through eye. Immature paler brown above, pure white below; no black band on forehead . Bare parts: iris dark brown; bill black; feet and legs black or grey. Habitat: sandy beaches of both marine and inland waters. Breeds in eastern Africa. <389><391><393>


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Source: World Register of Marine Species


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