Charadrius placidus   (Gray & Gray,  1863) (Bird)
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Class: Aves

Image copyright: Lin Jiansheng (Laolin)

Size: 19-23 cm

Similar to Large ringed and Little Ringed Plovers except with nearly black frontal bar and comparatively thin black breast-band. In flight, white wing-bar inconspicuous. Non-breeding birds and juveniles are duller overall.

Habits: Generally solitary, rarely in small flocks, found mixed with other waders. When disturbed, flies off rapidly though at low altitude over the ground.

Voice: Clear piwee

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Long-billed Plover (English)
• Longbilled Ringed Plover (English)
• Long-billed Ringed Plover (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Andhra Pradesh, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary INDIA
• Orissa, Bhitarkanika INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Arunachal Pradesh INDIA (Record: 31/03/2007)
• Arunachal Pradesh, Rupa INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Kumar, A; Sati, JP; Tak, PC and Alfred, JRB (2005) Handbook on Indian wetland birds and their conservation Zoological Survey of India, Dehra Dun 468 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at -
  • Nayak, A.K. (2006) Status of migratory shorebirds at Bhitarkanika and Chilika wetlands on the east coast of India Waterbirds around the world. Eds. G.C. Boere, C.A. Galbraith & D.A. Stroud The Stationery Office, Edinburgh, UK 305-307pp Available at -
  • Vernacular names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Buceros, Envis newsletter: Avian Ecology & Inland Wetlands 62pp Available at -
  • Manakadan R and Pittie A (2001) Standardized English names of the Birds of the Indian Subcontinent BUCEROS Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetland 6(1) 26pp Available at -
  • Kumar A, sati JP and Tak CK (2003) Checklist of Indian Waterbids Buceros Envis Newsletter: Avian ecology and inland wetlands 8(1) 30pp Available at -
  • Rao VV, Anjaneyulu M, Nagulu V, Srinivasulu C and Satyanarayana D (2004) Water fowl Status at Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Andhra Pradesh EPTRI - ENVIS Newsletter 10(4) 7-12pp Available at -,%20No.4,%202004.pdf
  • Eaton JA and Rheindt FE (2009) Long-billed Plover Charadrius placidus nesting in its Himalayan wintering range: first breeding record for the Indian Subcontinent Forktail 25 152-153pp Available at -
  • Greeshma M (2011) On the presence of Long-billed Plovers Charadrius placidus in Rupa, Arunachal Pradesh in the summer months Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(6) 1862–1863pp Available at -
  • Oriental Bird Images Available at -

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