Photo category:
Sandy desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Eurasian Dotterel
Desert ecosystem
Sandy desert diorama

Photo of a Eurasian Dotterel, Charadrius morinellus, a different Plover in behavior in relation with other Charadrius species. It nests in high mountains of Europe, in Alpine habitat. During migration it is seen on mountains as well as in sandy terrain, away from water. It is like tame bird, easy to be close to humans. Bid flocks are seen in winter in North Africa, but in Greece, they are only rare visitors.