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Oriental Plover

(Charadrius veredus)
Alternate name(s): "Oriental Dotterel"
Size: 22-25 cm; wing span 46-53 cm
Weight: 95 g (average)

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Oriental Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Oriental Plover on a rock platform; the bird on the right is still retaining part of its breeding plumage while the three on the left are in non-breeding plumage on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

NON-BREEDING

Close-up frontal view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage in a swamp (photo courtesy of T. Faulkner)
[Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah, NSW, September 2013]

Frontal view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, December 2015]

Frontal view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, December 2015]

Near-frontal view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of A. Morris)
[Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah, NSW, September 2013]

Near-lateral view of Oriental Plovers in non-breeding plumage on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Lateral view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of A. Morris)
[Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah, NSW, September 2013]

Lateral view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of A. Morris)
[Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah, NSW, September 2013]

Lateral view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Lateral view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage foraging in a swamp (photo courtesy of T. Faulkner)
[Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah, NSW, September 2013]

Lateral view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Oriental Plovers in non-breeding plumage resting on a rockface (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

Near-dorsal view of an Oriental Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of A. Morris)
[Dairy Swamp, Central Coast Wetlands, Tuggerah, NSW, September 2013]

Oriental Plovers in non-breeding plumage on a rockface; note that the birds are heat-stressed at 9:30 in the morning
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff Foreshore, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

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