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Disastrous Breeding Season for Hooded Plovers

Categories: All,Birdlife,Environment,Wildlife

Hooded Plover photo by Kim Wormald www.lirralirra.com

Hooded Plover photo by Kim Wormald www.lirralirra.com

 

What a disastrous breeding season the Phillip Island Hooded Plovers are having! Of 14 nesting sites, 36 eggs are known to have been laid, only 8 chicks emerged, and none have fledged.

Most of the nesting failures have been due to Raven predation and, to a lesser extent, high tides. It’s hard to know what can be done to improve the situation. Thanks to Jon Fallaw, Phillip Island Nature Parks, for the stats.

 

Hooded Plover -Photo BenjaminJJJ

Hooded Plover -Photo BenjaminJJJ

 

 

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