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Aves, 35/2 | 1998 | 126-126

  Ringed Plovers (Charadrius hiaticula) feeding on manure heaps.
Vieuxtemps, D.

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On the Plateau du Genry (Marche-en-Famenne) in June 1998, Ringed Plovers were observed catching beetles and dipters on manure heaps, quite far from their breeding area (a deserted quarry). Scarcity of insects subsequent to bad weather could explain such an unusual feeding behaviour.