Little Ringed Plover

Little-ringed Plover

Hindi name: Ziria, Marva

The little ringed plover is a small plover.

How does the bird appear…

It shows brown cap and white forehead. It has grey-brown wings and back. Belly and breast are white with black neckband. It has black mask and yellow ring around eyes. Legs are pinkish with webbed toes.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

It is found on open shores and also at areas with little or no vegetation such as landfills or gravel pits.


It feeds on Small invertebrates, insects, spiders, snails.

Breeding & Nesting

It breeds in open habitat near fresh water reservoir. Nest is shallow depression in sand or gravel.


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