Charadrius alexandrinus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Family: Charadriiformes > Charadriidae
A former breeder in southern England, hence the name, the Kentish Plover is now a scarce but annual visitor from Europe.
Kentish Plover identification is sometimes difficult.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||1|
|% occupied in winter||0.03|
European Distribution Map
This vagrant has been recorded in several atlases so we have been able to map distribution changes. However, as a rarity these may not show a consistent pattern of change.
Change in occupied 10-km squares in the UK
|% change in range in breeding season (1968–72 to 2008–11)||-100%|
|% change in range in winter (1981–84 to 2007–11)||--75%|
Kentish Plover is a rare vagrant in spring, autumn and winter.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Kentish Plover, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||2-letter: KP | 5-letter code: KENPL | Euring: 4770|
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