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.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
An adult defending its feeding area
Locality Eighty Mile Beach, Western Australia, Australia
Tony Palliser 1 December 2007 21 weeks ago 3.5
Roosting on coastal rockshelf at Nightcliff
Locality Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (Monotypic species)
Mat Gilfedder 13 September 2009 3 years ago 3.4
A bird on the ground at night.
Locality Babar, Lesser Sundas (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 October 2011 1 year ago 2.5
Three birds at a wetland caused by an ever-flowing artesian bore, in the middle of the desert. Digiscoped.
Locality Birdsville Track, South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Peter Waanders 20 November 2009 3 years ago 2.3