Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Plovers

Plovers

Plovers

 

A7R4. in APS-C mode
A1. 12 Jun 2022
 
FE 200-600/5.6-6.3 G
GM 600/4  10 Sept 2022
 
MT190CXPRO3/BHQ2
190XPROB/GHFG1. 14 Dec 2021
MT190CXPRO3/GHFG1. May 2022
Berlebach Report 8013/GHFG1. May 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

f8 1/2500. ISO 1600, GM 600. TC 1.4x, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve near Main Hide, 23 Sept 2022

 

f8 1/2500. ISO 1600, GM 600. TC 1.4x, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve near Main Hide, 23 Sept 2022

 

f8 1/2000. GM 600, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1C, 21 Sep 2022

 

f8 1/2000. GM 600, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1C, 21 Sep 2022

 

f8 1/2500. GM 600, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1C, 21 Sep 2022

 

f8 1/2500. GM 600, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1C, 21 Sep 2022

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tibetan Sand Plover (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

 

f11 1/1250. @600mm, TC 1.4x, ISO 800, S Buloh Wetland Reserve Hide 1D, 6 Sept 2022

 

 

 

 

 

Greater Sand Plover

In non-breeding plumage resembles Lesser Sand Plover, but is larger and taller, with a squarer head and more robust looking bill with a bulge on the upper mandible starting midway along the bill. Longer tibia gives it a more lanky appearance. Legs and feet are tinge greenish. In flight, toes project beyond tail.

Among the Pacific Golden Plovers, 21 Sept 2022

f8 1/2000. GM 600, TC 1.4x, ISO 1250, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Hide 1C

 

 

 

 

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