Kentish Plover (species: Charadrius (Charadrius) alexandrinus) in Birds of Flores (Gaia Guide)
Charadrius (Charadrius) alexandrinus
Kentish Plover

©Unknown: Kentish Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) alexandrinus)

©Jamie Chavez: Kentish Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) alexandrinus)

©Agustín Povedano: Kentish Plover (Charadrius (Charadrius) alexandrinus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Charadriiformes
Family Charadriidae
Genus Charadrius
Species Charadrius (Charadrius) alexandrinus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Its breast band is never complete, and usually just appears as dark lateral patches on the sides of the breast. The Kentish Plover's upperparts are greyish brown and the underparts white in all plumages. The breast markings are black in summer adults, otherwise brown. Breeding males of some races have a black forehead bar and a black mask through the eye. The legs are black. In flight, the flight feathers are blackish with a strong white wing bar. (Wikipedia)


  • Up to 17 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


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