Freer, M, Williams, L. P & Madge, S / February 1996 – vol. 89, issue 2, pp 93–96 I read with great interest the paper by Dr Richard Chandler and Hadoram Shirihai (Brit. Birds 88: 136-140) concerning female Kentish Plovers Charadrius alexandrinus with complete breast-bands. In April 1994, I encountered three similar individual Kentish Plovers in a flock of about 100 on a small mudflat in Osaka Bay, Honshu, Japan. All three were males and all showed complete breast. Whilst watch... This article is only available to registered users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.