two black breast bands with white in-between (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

Three-banded Plover
Charadrius tricollaris

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a small dark plover of waterways in southern and central Africa; displays two black breast bands (and hence seems to be misleadingly named, unless the white band in-between is also counted); like most plovers, picks (rather than probes) food items from shoreline sand or mud.

two-toned bill; pink eye-ring; brown back (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

white belly; white collar behind head; pink legs (South Africa; 2007-06-30)