Fairly common migrant of Galapagos, most numerous from August to May, although present throughout the year. It occurs principally in the shore zone.
A small plover, brown above with white collar, and white below with dark breast-band. Conspicuous white wing-bar in flight. ADULT BREDDING: Contrasting black and white head-pattern, black breast-band. Bill orange with black tip. ADULT NON-BREFDING: Black parts of breeding plumage replaced by dark brown and bill darker. JUVENILE: Similar to non-breeding adult, but with buff fringes to upper parts.
A plaintive, rising "Chew-ee", accented on the second syllable.
Usually found on sandy shorelines, but occasionally occurs in the highlands beside freshwater pools.