Malaysian Plover

The Malaysian Plover is 15 cm in length. The male can be recognized by a thin black band around the neck; the female has a thin brown band. Its legs are pale. Its voice is a soft twit.

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Original source: JJ Harrison ( location
Author: JJ Harrison ( location

The Malaysian Plover is classified as Near Threatened (NT), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future.

The Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) is a small (ca. 35–42 g) wader that nests on beaches and salt flats in Southeast Asia. Contents - * 1 Description * 2 Reproduction * 3 Conservation status * 4 Footnotes * 5 References Description - The Malaysian Plover is 15 cm (5.9 in) in length. More

addition, observations of nesting Malaysian Plovers in Singapore were made between January and March, often on the same day as the ‘mystery’ plovers were seen, but at a different location. The possibility of a hybrid origin between these species was considered but the numbers involved, together with consistent plumage features and structural differences, ruled out both the aberrant and hybrid options. More

Malaysian Plover The Malaysian Plover (Charadrius peronii) is a small (ca. 35–42 g) shorebird that nest on beaches and salt flats in Southeast Asia. They are near-threatened ( with about 10,000 individuals. They are thought to be declining because of infrastructure development and human disturbance. Increased human use of important beach habitat may cause trampling of eggs or chicks and also force adults off of nests so that eggs and chicks are vulnerable to heat stress. More

“The Malaysian Plover is a smallish coastal bird that is found exclusively on sandy beaches and coastal sand-fill in Singapore. Although designated a rare resident locally, it is not globally threatened but near-threatened. The population worldwide has been estimated to be less than 10,000 birds, this number probably declining with the years. “Plovers are small wading birds that are widely distributed throughout the world. They belong to the Family Charadriidae that comprises three Subfamilies: Charadriinae or plovers (41 spp. More

* Malaysian Plover 2: Nesting Philip Tang has been stalking the elusive Malaysian Plover (Charadrius... * Malaysian Plover: The cryptic chicks The Malaysian Plovers (Charadrius peronii) nest along the open shore... * A new plover for Singapore and Malaysia? On 8th February 2008, Simon Cockayne and Martin Kennewell... * Sighting of Oriental Plover The Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus) breeds from Mongolia to... More

Malaysian Plover breeding in Kuala Baram! Malaysian Plover hiding under a piece of wood in the hot sun. Perhaps a first record of a breeding Malaysian Plover inKuala Baram lagoon! This young MP was spotted trying to hide itself amongst the organic flotsam-jetsam on the sand. It's presence was initially alerted by three adults foraging nearby in the same area. An attempt to track and photograph one of the adults fortunately revealed this hiding spot. More

comparison with Malaysian Plover is made, although it is emphasised that this species was not seen together with ‘White-faced’ Plover. Although observations revealed that one or two birds showed pale buff fringes to the wing-coverts, which may have been the retained juvenile plumage, it is considered unwise at this point in time to attempt to age ‘White-faced’ Plovers using this feature. The comparison of birds in non-breeding plumage, therefore, includes both adult and juvenile birds. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Charadrius
Species : peronii
Authority : Schlegel, 1865