Little Ringed Plover / Chorlitejo chico
Maximum size: 15 cm
They live in wetlands, dams, watercourses, reservoirs, peat bogs, deltas
and estuaries, both near the sea and upstream, the edge of lagoons and
They feed mainly on insects running around with their swift, short
steps. The Palearctic sub-species curonicus can be found in summer
in the Iberian Peninsula and in the Balearic Islands (Díaz et al.,
1996). This sub-species winters mainly in Western-Africa, from Mauritania
to Chad, as well as the north of Congo.
They can also be found in paddy-fields.