Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) - HBW 3, p. 426
French: Pluvier petit-gravelot
Spanish: Chorlitejo Chico
Taxonomy: Charadrius dubius Scopoli, 1786, Luzon.
In past, birds of S Japan and China erroneously attributed to nominate race, and those of New Guinea region erroneously placed in jerdoni. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- curonicus Gmelin, 1789 - Eurasia, from British Is, N Africa and Canary Is to Russian Far East, Korea, E China and Japan; winters in Africa S of Sahara, Arabia, E China and Indonesia.
- jerdoni (Legge, 1880) - India and SE Asia.
- dubius Scopoli, 1786 - Philippines S to New Guinea and Bismarck Archipelago.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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An adult on the ground, feeding. Locality Tauste, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp curonicus)
Jesús Laborda 2 April 2010 3 years ago 51 sec 4
A bird flushing hordes of flies and feeding. Locality Zuera, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp curonicus)
Jesús Laborda 8 May 2009 3 years ago 22 sec 4
An adult foraging on the mud. Locality Athens, Attica Region, Greece (ssp curonicus)
Eldert Groenewoud 14 April 2008 4 years ago 17 sec 4
A pair standing quietly on the ground. Locality El Burgo de Ebro, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp curonicus)
Jesús Laborda 14 May 2008 4 years ago 48 sec 4
An adult brooding chicks Locality Malmedy, Liège Province, Belgium (ssp curonicus)
Jean Hupperetz 25 June 2003 8 years ago 14 sec 4
An adult bird bathing and preening Locality Rethymon, Crete Region, Greece (ssp curonicus)
Joe Angseesing 24 May 2007 4 years ago 46 sec 3.9
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A young bird on the ground.
Locality Tauste, Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain (ssp curonicus)
Jesús Laborda 12 September 2010 2 years ago 4
Adult and baby birds
alder 2 June 2010 2 years ago 4
A bird in non-breeding plumage
Locality Pallikaranai Marsh, Kanchipuram District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 18 October 2011 1 year ago 3.9
looking for food
Locality Isola della Cona, Isonzo River’s Mouth Regional Nature Reserve, Friuli-Venezia Giulia Region, Italy
Cristiano Crolle 25 May 2012 50 weeks ago 3.8
Little Ringed Plover
Locality Antalya, Antalya Province, Turkey
cetin ceki 10 April 2010 2 years ago 3.8
baby birds born
alder 2 June 2010 2 years ago 3.8
A bird calls as it sits down on a sandy beach Locality Rethymon, Crete Region, Greece
Joe Angseesing 26 May 2007 3 years ago 3.7
An adult bird calling. Locality Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca Natural Park, Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain
Carlos Fabregat 1 May 2010 1 year ago 3
Calling while feeding Locality Chandlai, Tonk District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 2010 3 years ago 2.5