Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus) - HBW 3, p. 438
French: Pluvier oriental
Spanish: Chorlito Asiático Grande
Other common names: Asiatic/Eastern/Oriental Dotterel/Sandplover, Greater Oriental Plover
Taxonomy: Charadrius veredus Gould, 1848, northern Australia.
Sometimes placed in genus Eupoda. Formerly considered conspecific with C. asiaticus; probably best considered to form superspecies with C. asiaticus, and possibly with C. montanus. Monotypic.
Distribution: S Siberia (Tuvinskaya and S Transbaikalia) through W, N & E Mongolia to extreme NE China (N Inner Mongolia and NW Manchuria). Winters from Greater Sundas to NW & NC Australia, sparsely in S.
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Resting on beach Locality Western Australia, Australia
Bill Belson 17 February 2015 50 weeks ago 48 sec 4.8
Juvenile visitor to SE Qld (others found in Central Qld, NSW, NZ and Alice Springs at same-time) Locality Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia
Tom Tarrant 4 October 2013 2 years ago 1 min 45 sec 4.6
A bird on the ground at night. Locality Babar, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 October 2011 4 years ago 33 sec 4.2
An alerted bird at night, bobbing the head. Locality Babar, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 October 2011 4 years ago 20 sec 4.2
adult coming on to breeding plumage in the middle of a group of Lesser Sand Plovers and Pacific Golden Plovers Locality Changi Cove, Changi, Singapore (Monotypic species)
Martin Kennewell 15 February 2008 5 years ago 37 sec 3.8
Part of grp of 35 on karst plateau at 500 m elev Locality Assalaino, Lautém District, Timor-Leste, Timor, Lesser Sundas
ColTrainor 1 December 2004 2 years ago 56 sec 3.5
PhotosSee all 27 photos
Bird resting on beach
Locality Point Moore, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Bill Belson 17 February 2015 50 weeks ago 4.7
Oriental Plover (Charadrius veredus)
Locality Serangan (Turtle) Island, Bali (Indonesia)
Rusman Budi Prasetyo 23 October 2014 1 year ago 4.4
Three birds wading on muddy pantai
Locality Pantar, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Stijn Cooleman 6 November 2013 1 year ago 4.4
One of pair in non-breeding plumage.
Locality Long Reef, New South Wales, Australia
Chris Charles 8 October 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Western Australia, Australia
Bill Belson 17 February 2015 50 weeks ago 4.3
Single bird on high-tide roost site, seldom seen in SE Qld.
Locality Bribie Island, Queensland, Australia
Tom Tarrant 2 years ago 4.2
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