Hooded Plover Thinornis cucullatus


Baird, B. and Dann, P. 2003. The breeding biology of hooded plovers, Thinornis rubricollis, on Phillip Island, Victoria. Emu 103(4): 323-328.

Birds Australia. 2008. November 2008 biennial Hooded Plover count.

Cuttriss, A., Maguire, G.S., Ehmke, G. and Weston, M.A. 2015. Breeding habitat selection in an obligate beach bird: A test of the food resource hypothesis. Marine and Freshwater Research.

Dowling, B., Weston, M. A. 1999. Managing a breeding population of the Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis in a high-use recreational environment. Bird Conservation International 9: 255-270.

Garnett, S. T.; Crowley, G. M. 2000. The action plan for Australian birds 2000. Environment Australia, Canberra.

Garnett, S. T.; Szabo, J. K.; Dutson, G. 2011. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood.

Holdsworth, M.C. and Park, P. 1993. 1992 survey of the hooded plover in Tasmania. Stilt 22: 37-40.

Maguire G.S., Duivenvoorden A.K., Weston M.A. and Adams R. 2011. Provision of artificial shelter on beaches is associated with improved shorebird fledging success. Bird Conservation International 21: 178-185.

Maguire, G.S., Stojanovi,c D., and Weston, M.A. 2009. Conditioned taste aversion reduces fox depredation on model eggs on beaches. Wildlife Research 36(702-708).

NSW Scientific Committee. 2008. ‘Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis. Review of current information in NSW’. Unpublished report arising from the Review of the Schedules of the Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.. Hurstville.

Rogers, K.G, Rogers, D.I. and Weston, M.A. 2014. Prolonged and flexible primary moult overlaps extensively with breeding in beachnesting Hooded Plovers Thinornis rubricollis. Ibis 156(4): 840-849.

Schulz, M. 1993. A survey of the Hooded Plover on the northwestern Tasmanian coastline, from Macquarie Harbour to Bluff Point. Stilt 22: 40-43.

Schulz, M.; Bamford, M. 1987. The Hooded Plover: an RAOU conservation statement. Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union, Melbourne.

Weston, M. 1993. Twelve years of counting the Hooded Plover in Victoria, Australia. Stilt 23: 15-19.

Weston, M. A. 2000. The effect of disturbance on the breeding biology of the Hooded Plover.

Weston, M. A. 2001. Managing the Hooded Plover in Victoria: a review of existing information. Parks Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Weston, M. A.; Morrow, F. 2000. Managing the Hooded Plover in western Victoria. Birds Australia and Parks Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

Weston, M.A. 2007. The foraging and diet of nonbreeding Hooded Plovers Thinornis rubricollis in relation to habitat type. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 90(2): 89-95.

Weston, M.A. and Elgar, M.A. 2005. Disturbance to broodrearing Hooded Plover Thinornis rubricollis: responses and consequences. Bird Conservation International 15(2): 193-209.

Weston, M.A., Dann, P., Jessop, R., Fallaw, J., Dakin, R., and Ball, D. 2008. Can oiled shorebirds and their nests and eggs be successfully rehabilitated? A case study involving the threatened hooded plover Thinornis rubricollis in southeastern Australia. Waterbirds 31(1): 127-132.

Weston, M.A., Dodge, F., Bunce, A., Nimmo, D.G. and Miller, K.K. 2012. Do temporary beach closures assist in the conservation of breeding shorebirds on recreational beaches? Pacific Conservation Biology 18: 47-55.

Williams, K.J.H., Weston, M.A., Henry, S. and Maguire G.S. 2009. Birds and beaches, dogs and leashes: Dog owners' sense of obligation to leash dogs on beaches in Victoria, Australia. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14: 89-101.

Further resources

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline for Thinornis rubricollis rubricollis

Australian Govt - Action Plan for Australian Birds 2000 - Recovery Outline for Thinornis rubricollis tregellasi

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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Species factsheet: Thinornis cucullatus. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2023) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 27/09/2023.