Eurasian Dotterel (Charadrius morinellus) - HBW 3, p. 438
French: Pluvier guignard
Spanish: Chorlito Carambolo
Other common names: Dotterel
Taxonomy: Charadrius Morinellus Linnaeus, 1758, Sweden.
Often placed in genus Eudromias, but possibly quite closely related to some or all of C. asiaticus, C. veredus, C. modestus and C. montanus. Monotypic.
Distribution: N Britain through Scandinavia and N Siberia to Chukotskiy Peninsula, and NE Kazakhstan and NW China (NW Xinjiang) E through S Siberia and N Mongolia to SE Russia; irregularly in Pyrenees, Alps, Carpathians, and also sporadically elsewhere in Europe, Caucasus and NW Alaska. Winters in N Africa and Middle East E to W Iran.
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VideosSee all 27 videos
Male evacuating eggshell, leaving me alone with the chicks Locality Båtsfjord, Finnmark County, Norway
lutz lücker 28 July 2011 4 years ago 28 sec 4.9
Male with chicks Locality Båtsfjord, Finnmark County, Norway (Monotypic species)
lutz lücker 27 July 2011 4 years ago 31 sec 4.8
A bird resting on the grass, looking around and scratching the head. Locality Isles of Scilly, England, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Robert Flood 30 September 2012 2 years ago 1 min 2 sec 4.7
Fledgling with adult male on breeding grounds. Locality Hordaland County, Norway (Monotypic species)
cbramham 8 July 2009 5 years ago 39 sec 4.5
First time ever HD video of female dotterel with chick (5 records 1966-2011) Locality Båtsfjord, Finnmark County, Norway (Monotypic species)
lutz lücker 27 July 2011 4 years ago 8 sec 4.4
A bird feeding on the ground Locality Varanger Peninsula, Finnmark County, Norway
Javier Ortas 28 June 2010 5 years ago 40 sec 4.3
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Young migrant. Maria de la Salut, Mallorca.
Locality Mallorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Juan José Bazán Hiraldo 24 September 2014 47 weeks ago 4.7
A 1cy bird seen during migration.
Locality Sundre, Gotland County, Sweden
Ivan Sjögren 3 September 2011 15 weeks ago 4.7
adult bird breeding, female
Locality Ivalo, Lapland Province, Finland
Stanislav Harvančík 6 July 2011 24 weeks ago 4.7
Locality Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park, Italy (Monotypic species)
Lorenzo Shoubridge 15 September 2013 46 weeks ago 4.7
Eurasian Dotterel: Pendle Hill, Lancashire, UK, May 2013.
Locality Lancashire, England, Great Britain
Rick and Elis Simpson 6 May 2013 1 year ago 4.6
A bird standing on the ground (breeding plumage)
Locality Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, Great Britain (Monotypic species)
Jose Ramon 21 June 2008 1 year ago 4.6
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A female calling Locality Valdresflya, Valdres, Oppland County, Norway
Eric Roualet 27 June 2010 2 years ago 0
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A male calling with a chick nearby Locality Dovrefjell–Sunndalsfjella National Park, Norway
Greg Baker 9 July 1999 2 years ago 0