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Charadrius marginatus (White-fronted Plover)

Wikipedia Abstract

The white-fronted plover or white-fronted sandplover (Charadrius marginatus) is a small wader. This plover is resident in much of Africa south of the Sahara on rocky, sandy or muddy coasts as well as large inland rivers and lakes.
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EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 10.3327
EDGE Score: 2.4277


Adult Weight [1]  46 grams
Birth Weight [1]  6 grams
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)
Diet - Invertibrates [2]  100 %
Forages - Ground [2]  80 %
Forages - Water Surface [2]  20 %
Clutch Size [4]  2
Clutches / Year [1]  2
Fledging [1]  29 days
Incubation [3]  29 days
Mating System [5]  Monogamy
Maximum Longevity [3]  9 years
Female Maturity [1]  1 year 2 months
Male Maturity [1]  11 months 1 day


Protected Areas

Important Bird Areas

Name Location  IBA Criteria   Website   Climate   Land Use 
Sandwich Harbour Namibia A1, A4i, A4iii  
Tana River Delta Kenya A1, A3, A4i, A4iii
Walvis Bay Namibia A1, A4i, A4iii
West Coast National Park and Saldanha Bay islands South Africa A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii

Biodiversity Hotspots


Atilax paludinosus (Marsh Mongoose)[3]
Galerella pulverulenta (Cape Gray Mongoose)[3]
Papio ursinus (chacma baboon)[3]


Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona.
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
5Terje Lislevand, Jordi Figuerola, and Tamás Székely. 2007. Avian body sizes in relation to fecundity, mating system, display behavior, and resource sharing. Ecology 88:1605
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 Wildfinder Database
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0