Rufous-chested plover

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Rufous-chested plover
Rufous-chested Dotterel.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Charadrius
Species: C. modestus
Binomial name
Charadrius modestus
Lichtenstein, 1823

The rufous-chested plover or rufous-chested dotterel (Charadrius modestus) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It breeds in southern parts of Argentina and Chile and on the Falkland Islands. Some birds migrate north in winter, reaching as far as Uruguay, southern Brazil and occasionally Peru. Its natural habitats are temperate grassland and sandy shores.