Red-kneed Dotterel

Sula sula rubripes

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

ERYCIN

ITIS

HEAD

Red-kneed Dotterel Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Plain
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Black
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Red-kneed Dotterel Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 15-18 cm (6-7 in)
  • Weight: 34-77 g (1.2-2.7 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Red-kneed Dotterel Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong swift direct flight on rapidly beating wings.
  • Wingspan Range: 30-36 cm (12-14 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: White and brown.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Red to gray-red.
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