- Necrosyrtes monachus
- Vultures & Condors
The Hooded Plover is a medium-sized shorebird native to parts of Australia. They are found in both freshwater and saltwater habitats.
Hooded Plovers, also known as Hooded Dotterels, have black heads, grey-tan bodies, and red eye-rings. Males and females look alike and their plumage does not change with the seasons. They are named for the hood-like black plumage over their heads that contrasts with the white neck and chest.
The population trend for the Hooded Plover is decreasing, and the species has a conservation status of Vulnerable as of March 2014. Loss of suitable breeding habitat is a major threat to this species. Beach disturbance by animals, vehicles, and pedestrians all contribute to the decline of the Hooded Plover's breeding success.
|Hatched||Added to Birdorable on: 21 March 2014|
|Scientific Name||Thinornis rubricollis|
|Birdorable Family||Plovers & Shorebirds|
(as of 25 November 2016)
7.5 to 9.1 inches
14 to 17.3 inches
2.8 to 3.9 ounces