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Red-capped Plover

Red-capped Plover (Image ID 38137)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Fri 27th Dec, 2019 and uploaded on Mon 13th Jan, 2020 .
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ID38137
CommentA resident, small and very common, widespread and versatile species of plover. When it comes to choice of habitat it is not fuzzy and can be found along most of the Australian coastline, but it occurs also inland at saltlakes and can be seen at freshwater wetlands, too, even in wet, pastoral lands. It forages in leaps and bounds on mudflats and sandflats, seeking out moist, drained areas and often avoiding puddles. A gregarious bird, it forms big flocks, mixes and flies with other species of shorebirds. Nairns, Coodanup Foreshore Reserve; GPS. Status: Least Concern
EquipmentOlympus OM-D E-M1X camera body (handheld) with Olympus 300mm f4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko lens + Olympus MC-14 1.4x Teleconverter. Camera settings: Exposure/Shooting Program: ‘Manual’; shutter speed 1/1250s, f7.1& ISO-250. Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average (5 sensors); Focus Mode: C-AF+TR(acking) and shooting in ‘Drive Low’ at 10 frames/sec. Olympus Workspace for viewing; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2019 for post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-ins for noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data and colour checks.
LocationNairns, Coodanup Foreshore Reserve, Western Australia
Keywordsimmature
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