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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- 4 A bird calling. Netherland..., Jul 2013 Yoel Jimenez
- 4 An adult on th... France, Aug 2013 Pascal Vagner
- 4 An adult brood... Belgium, Jun 2003 Jean Hupperetz
- 3.9 An adult bird ... Greece, May 2007 Joe Angseesing
- 3.8 An adult walki... India, Dec 2009 Josep del Hoyo
- 3.8 A bird vocaliz... Spain, May 2012 Jesús Laborda
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- 4 Stepping forwa... Great Brit..., May 2011 Alan Debenham
- 4 Bird with shar... France, Jun 2013 gabriel.leboff
- 4 Baby plover on... France, Jun 2013 gabriel.leboff
- 4 Adult with sum... Spain, Nov 2013 Juan José Bazán Hiraldo
- 3.9 Mimetic young Italy, Jul 2013 Luca Boscain
- 3.9 A bird in non-... India, Oct 2011 vasanthan.p.j
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 2 years ago 3
Calling while feeding Locality Chandlai, Tonk District, Rajasthan, India
RAM GOPAL SONI 1 February 2010 3 years ago 2.5
Alarm notes and a flight call, quite different to European curonicus taxon and indeed jerdoni in SE Asia. Km 120 of Tabubil Road Locality Tabubil, Western Province, Papua New Guinea (mainland), New Guinea
Phil Gregory 6 August 2013 9 weeks ago 0