Monday, August 15, 2022

Plovers

Plovers

Plovers

A7R4. in APS-C mode

FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G

190XPROB/GHFG1

 

 

Kentish Plover

A small plover wiht sandy-brown upperparts and narrow lateral breast patch in non-breeding plumage. Breeding males have rufous-brown cape to nape, white collar, black forecrown and lateral breast patch.

f10 1/1250.  @600mm, ISO 800, Marina East Drive, 14 Feb 2022

 

 

 

 

Pacific Golden Plover

A medium size, small headed plover. Non-breeding birds are brown with golden-yellow, black and white spangling on upperparts, buffish brow, and pale brown underparts. Some birds arrived in partial breeding plumage, showing a broad white band extending from brow to neck and flanks, separating upperparts from black undersides. In flight, noted plain brown upperparts, dull underwing and narrow pale wing bar.

 

Male, breeding plumage, f8 1/500. @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Bedok, 22 April 2021

 

 

Female, breeding plumage, f6.3 1/500. @600mm, ISO 1250, Sungei Bedok, 22 April 2021

 

 

Malaysian Plover

A small plover with mottled sandy brown upperparts and a complete white collar. Male has black lateral band on breast sides which extends round the neck. Also note white forehead with black patch at mid-crown anbd black spot behind ear coverts. Legs and feet are often tinged yellowish or pinkish. Female lacks the black markings and appearing generally drabber.

 

Male in front, f10 1/1600. @600mm, ISO 400, Marina East Drive, 14 Feb 2022

 

 

Female in front, f10 1/1000. @600mm, ISO 400, Marina East Drive, 14 Feb 2022

 

 

 

Lesser Sand Plover

A small plover with uniform sandy greyish-brown upperparts, mostly white underparts, white forehead and brow in non-breeding plumage. Dark grey to greenish-grey legs, with tibia obviously shorter than tarsus, appearing stockier than Greater Sand Plover. Bill short, black and blunt, and the bulge on the upper mandible occurs on the final third of the bill. In flight, toes project only slightly beyond tail tip. Birds in breeding plumage show distinctive balck mask and orange sides of neck and breast band.

A6400, f8 1/500.  @600mm, ISO 800, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2, 29 Aug 2021

 

 

 

 

 

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