The ringed plover is a little bit bigger than a swallow, lives on the ground, and has a relatively contrasting plumage. Their back is brown, feet pinkish-yellow, and the beak is yellow with a dark tip. There is a wide black stripe above the white forehead, going over the eyes, and joining the eye stripe; there is a black stripe around the neck, as well. Young birds have a dark beak, yellow-grey feet, a brownish neck, and a white supercilium. In summer, ringed plovers are common on sandy coasts and those full of pebble, but they are also found elsewhere near water bodies. They move around by running on the ground, making stops on the way. Their flight is fast and full of sudden turns. The ringed plover is a very sociable bird. Before migration, ringed plovers accumulate in large swarms. They build their nests on the ground, in a dent that they line with small stones of equal size. On coastal meadows, where people raise cattle, they can sometimes build their nests on the manure.