Hooded Plover

Thinornis cucullatus

Thinornis cucullatus - Hooded Plover
image_search Terms and anatomy

Size: 23 cm length, 44 cm wingspan

Distribution: State-wide, with scattered inland distribution

Habitat: Coastlines and inland bodies of water

Depth: N/A

The Hooded Plover is a stocky shorebird, with a grey back and white underside. As its common name suggests, its head is hooded in black, with a thin black ring around the throat, a red beak, and red eyes. It is listed as vulnerable in South Australia, and as a beach-nesting bird, it is threatened by human activities and animal predation.

Further Reference

Birdlife Australia