Little Ringed Plover (species: Charadrius (Charadrius) dubius) in Birds of Flores (Gaia Guide)
Charadrius (Charadrius) dubius
Little Ringed Plover

©Andreas Trepte: Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) dubius)

©Vitaliy Khustochka: Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) dubius)

©J.J. Harrison: Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) dubius)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Charadriidae
Genus Charadrius
Species Charadrius (Charadrius) dubius
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill. The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 16 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 35 cm to 41 cm



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia.

They are migratory and winter in Africa. (Wikipedia)


These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms. (Wikipedia)

Web resources


  • Simpson, K., N. Day and P. Trusler (2004). Field Guide to Birds of Australia: 7th Edition Penguin Group (Australia), Camberwell, Victoria.