Charadrius veredus   (Gould,   1848) (Bird)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Aves

Image copyright: Rohan Clarke

Size: 22-25 cm

Adult: Sexes alike; similar to Caspian Plover but larger. Non-breeding (winter): Buff-white supercilia less distinct; hind neck paler than crown or back. IN flight, uniformly dark underwing separates it from Caspian Plover. Breeding (summer): Male: Head and neck white, except dark rear crown; a brown band from eye to nape, covering ear coverts; throat white; foreneck rufous, turning to chestnut on upper breast; a black band separating chestnut breast from remaining white underparts. Juvenile: Upperparts scalloped with rufous and breast feathers brown with dark centers.

Voice: Sharp whistling chip-chip-chip

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Oriental Plover (English)
• Oriental Dotterel (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Muddy
Trophic Level:  Consumer
IUCN Status:  Least Concern


• Andaman & Nicobar Islands 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
  • 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 -
  • (2003) IUCN Red list of threatened species Available at -
  • Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Available at -
  • Pande S, Sant N, Ranade S, Pednekar S, Mestry P, Deshpande P, Kharat S and Deshmukh V (2007) Avifaunal survey of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, January 2007 Indian Birds 3 (5) 162–180pp Available at -,%20January%202007.pdf

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