The Three-banded Plover is a small, dark, long-tailed plover with a distinctive double black breast band, grey cheeks and a conspicuous red eye-ring and bill base.
The Three-banded Plover prefers fresh-water wetland fringes as shown above
I love this image with the bird reflected in the water
Recently, on one of our night drives on the mine, we stopped to photograph a Thick-knee. Just afterwards and a few meters ahead, we stopped again where I photographed another Thick-knee. Only to find when I downloaded the photos of the second bird, that it was not a Thick-knee at all. I sent the photo off to my sister-in-law, Shelley. She replied with the identification.
Three-banded (Heuglin's) Courser
Although not at all the same bird as the Three-banded Plover, I just loved that they both have distinctive bands on their necks. The Three-banded Courser is a dry-country wader with rufous, black and white bands on breast and neck. A white eye-stripe forks behind the eye and extends into the hindcollar. It inhabits arid and semi-arid savanna and is largely nocturnal.
I hope you're all having a wonderful week so far.