Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) Science Article 8
Breeding biology of Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) population in an inlnd saline lake. We studied the breeding. biology of Kentish Plovers in Fuente de Piedra lake (southern Spain) in 1997 and q992. Breeders showed sexual dimorphism in tarsal length and body mass: body mass decreased throughout the breeding season only in males. Laying dates spanned 88 days in 1991 and 110 in 1992. Eggs deposited in the late nesting season were larger than those in the begining of the season. Females incubated during daytime and males during the night.
Rosendo M. FRAGA and Juan A. AMAT, Ardeola(43)1:69-85