Oriental Plover (species: Charadrius (Charadrius) veredus) in Birds of Flores (Gaia Guide)
Charadrius (Charadrius) veredus
Oriental Plover

©PeiWen Chang: Oriental Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) veredus)

©Kevin Lin: Oriental Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) veredus)

©Hiyashi Haka: Oriental Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) veredus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Charadriidae
Genus Charadrius
Species Charadrius (Charadrius) veredus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Adult male in breeding plumage: white face, throat and fore-crown; grey-brown hind-crown, hind-neck and back; belly white, demarcated with narrow black band and then broad chestnut breast band merging into white throat. Female, juvenile and non-breeding male: generally grey-brown upperparts and white belly; pale face with white streak above eye. (Wikipedia)


  • From 21 cm to 25 cm (Length of specimen)


  • From 46 cm to 53 cm


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Breeds in Mongolia, eastern Russia and Manchuria; migrates through eastern China and South-East Asia to Indonesia and Australia. Rare in New Guinea; and vagrants seen in New Zealand.

Breeding habitat: deserts, arid grasslands and saltpans. Non-breeding habitat: grasslands, salt-fields and coastal areas. (Wikipedia)


It mainly eats insects. (Wikipedia)

Web resources


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