All wader species can exhibit behaviour intended to distract potential predators from the nest or chicks. Such behaviour includes various ‘distraction-lure’ displays, shown for example by small plovers such as Ringed Charadrius hiaticula, Little Ringed C. dubius and Kentish Plovers C. alexandrinus, as well as by other, less closely related wader species. 

BWP (Cram


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