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Charadrius morinellus

Map of the common names


Small wader (L 20 cm), with conspicuous white supercilium. During the breeding season, Dotterel occurs mainly on alpine grassland or rocky ground with sparse vegetation. Birds feed on insects. Migrant.

Watercolour by Serge Nicolle

Reasons for the need for protection/inclusion in annex I

The main threats for the species are loss of habitat due to alteration in mountains (the construction of ski stations, tracks, urbanization) and illegal hunting.

Distribution map

yellow = summer visitor
green = resident
blue = winter visitor

Population : 8,000 / 14,000 pairs

Drawing by Manuel Manolos

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