Oriental Plover

Adult male in breeding plumage: white face, throat and fore-crown; grey-brown hind-crown, hind-neck and back; belly white, demarcated with narrow black band and then broad chestnut breast band merging into white throat. Female, juvenile and non-breeding male: generally grey-brown upperparts and white belly; pale face with white streak above eye. Measurements: length 21-25 cm; wingspan 46-53 cm; weight 95 g.

The Oriental Plover is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

cause the occasional Oriental Plover to make landfall on the east coast of Singapore. One such plover was spotted at Changi Cove by David Bakewell and several fellow birders on a sunny morning on 17th February 2008. Apparently feeling ostracised amongst the flock of Pacific Golden Plovers (Pluvialis fulva) with which it arrived, it harassed the latter birds by chasing them around. This is only the eighth record of the Oriental Plover in Singapore. More

The Oriental Plover migrates from Mongolia and Manchuria in China to Australia via south east Asia. Facts and figures Research Species: No Minimum size: 22 cm Maximum size: 25 cm Average size: 23 cm Average weight: 50 g Breeding season: July to September. Calls A distinctive, irregularly repeated and soft 'peet', 'tick' or 'tink'. More

The following are some photographs of an Oriental Plover banded at Broome in September 1992. Oriental Plovers are a summer migrant to northern Australia including the Kimberley, with a few travelling further to the Pilbara. They return to the north west in September. In Broome, they first land on the beach before they move inland. Flocks of 10,000+ have been reported. In December 2002 we counted more than 30,000 along 80 Mile Beach at Anna Plains Station. More

Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus) is a vagrant in India. More

Oriental Plover, Tanimbar, Indonesia, Airport 20 Sept 04 © simon colenutt Part of flock of 40-50 on airport runway. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Charadrius
Species : veredus
Authority : Gould, 1848