Collared Plover on the Napo River in Ecuador

This lone Collared Plover was on a sandbar in the wide swiftly-flowing Napo River, a tributary of the Amazon, in Ecuador about 15 km from La Selva Jungle Lodge. 21 November 2011


Collared Plover pecked in the sand then ran and pecked again. Napo River on 21 November 2011


At times it rested in a depression in the sand where it was well camouflaged. Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs were also feeding on the edge of the sandbar.


The immense Napo River flows from the Andes to the Amazon, passing through dense jungle on both sides, and is the main mode of transportation.