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Three Banded Plover - Botswana?

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Hi there,

 

Just going through some old pics and was wondering if anyone could confirm this bird to be a three banded plover.  I think it looks like a match, but overall I find the color does not quite match (could just be the picture is over exposed).   And the forehead is not white like all the pictures I am comparing it to online.  I am wondering if this could be a female or juvenile?  Picture was taking in Chobe National Park in June 2014.

Thanks for any insights you can provide,

Jeff

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Yes, this is a juvenile Three-banded Plover. Note the two dark breast bands, the red in its bill and eyering, and white eyebrow. The similar Forbes’s Plover is out of range.

I’m afraid that I can’t tell you if it’s a male or a female, as sexes are very similar plumage-wise.

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