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Title: First breeding record of Little ringed plover Charadrius dubius
Authors: Gauci, Charles
Sultana, Joe
Keywords: Little ringed plover -- Breeding -- Malta
Birds -- Malta
Issue Date: 1999
Publisher: Birdlife Malta
Citation: Gauci, C., & Sultana, J. (1999). First breeding record of Little ringed plover Charadrius dubius. Il-Merill, 29, 22-23.
Abstract: The Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius is a common passage migrant from early March to late May and from late July to early November. It has never been recorded breeding in the Maltese Islands (Sultana & Gauci 1982). It has always been frequently recorded at Gnadira, a small wetland area in the north of the island of Malta, but the maximum stay of individual ringed birds which were retrapped never exceeded 5 days (Gauci 1990). Engineering works with heavy machinery in the area, which started in 1980, and continued for 3 consecutive summers,created a number of small islands in a relatively low extensive pooL
Appears in Collections:Il-Merill : issue 29 : 1999
Il-Merill : issue 29 : 1999

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