Oriental Plover

Charadrius veredus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CHAVER

ITIS

ILLUSTRATION

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PHOTOS

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

The Oriental Plover has a large breeding range of 1,930,000 square kilometers. Most breed in open grasslands in Mongolia, with some populations also occuring in adjacent China and Russia. The majority of Oriental Plovers winter in coastal habitats in northern Australia. It occurs as a rare passage migrant in Palau. The global population of the Oriental Plover is estimated at 160,000 individuals. The population is also believed to be large and stable enough to warrant a conservation rating of Least Concern.

SUMMARY

Overview

Oriental Plover: Small plover, white head, gray-brown on crown and back, black band separates orange-brown breast from white belly. Black, straight, medium bill. Pointed, gray-brown wings. Long, green-yellow legs and feet. Female, non-breeding male, and juvenile gray-brown above, buff edges to feathers and on face. White below and on front.

 

Range and Habitat

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Oriental Plover SONGS AND CALLS

Oriental Plover E1

Flight call is a whistled, repeated "chip".

Similar Sounding


Voice Text

"chip-chip-chip", "klink"

INTERESTING FACTS

  • The Oriental Plover may also be known as the Oriental Dotterel.
  • This species begins its migration in July with males departing the breeding grounds before females.
  • This species is closely related to the Caspian Plover.
  • A group of plovers has many collective nouns, including a "brace", "congregation", "deceit", "ponderance" and "wing" of plovers.

SIMILAR BIRDS

RANGE MAP PALAU

About this Palau Map

This map shows how this species is distributed across the Palau islands.

FAMILY DESCRIPTION

TERMINOLOGY

CREDITS

Artist

Chris Vest

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BellyX
The ventral part of the bird, or the area between the flanks on each side and the crissum and breast. Flight muscles are located between the belly and the breast.
BreastX
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CrownX
The crown is the top part of the birds head.
FaceX
The front part of the head consisting of the bill, eyes, cheeks and chin.
UnderpartsX

Belly, undertail coverts, chest, flanks, and foreneck.

UpperpartsX
Back, rump, hindneck, wings, and crown.
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