Upper body light brown, underparts white. Top of head and back of neck red-brown (male), or light brown (female). Brown stripe through eye. Bill and legs black. Body up to 15 cm long.
Red-capped Plovers make shallow nests in sand or loose soil near water. They breed from August to early April.
Open freshwater wetlands, coastal bays, beaches and inlets.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern