Dotterel

Charadrius morinellus

Family:

Plovers

Length:

20cm to 22cm

Wingspan:

57cm to 64cm

Weight:

90g to 145g

Dotterel

About the Dotterel

The dotterel is a medium-sized member of the plover family. They have a white band that goes around their chests, chestnut belly and grey-ish brown upperparts.

The adult female is brighter than the male, which is an actual indication of the role reversal when raising the young.

What does Dotterel eat?

Their diets mainly consist of worms and insects.

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