Tag: Plovers

Thick-billed Plover (Charadrius wilsonia)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Charadrius wilsonia | [UK] Thick-billed Plover | [FR] Pluvier de Wilson | [DE] Wilson-Regenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlitejo Piquigrueso | [NL] Dikbekplevier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics A medium-sized (16.5-20.0 cm) plover readily distinguished from other ringed plovers by stout […]

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus vanellus | [UK] Northern Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau huppe | [DE] Kiebitz | [ES] Avefria Europea | [NL] Kievit Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Metallic glossy green upperparts, blackish crest and bronze scapulars, very broad wings, especially in breeding males. Female has lees distinctive head pattern and […]

Caspian Plover (Charadrius asiaticus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Charadrius asiaticus | [UK] Caspian Plover | [FR] Pluvier asiatique | [DE] Wermut-Regenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlitejo asiatico | [NL] Kaspische Plevier Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Slim, upright plover, with clear white supercilium, forehead and throat. Brown crown and upperparts. Breast band rusty red or chestnut, with black […]

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Pluvialis fulva | [UK] Pacific Golden Plover | [FR] Pluvier fauvem | [DE] Pazifik-Goldregenpfeifer | [ES] | [NL] Kleine Goudplevier Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Black underparts with narrow white flanking line, vent tends to be mostly white with scattering of black. Very similar to Eurasian and American […]

Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Charadrius melodus | [UK] Piping Plover | [FR] Pluvier siffleur | [DE] Floten-Regenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlitejo picocorto | [NL] Dwergplevier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Charadrius melodus NA e, c se USA, Mexico Charadrius melodus circumcinctus sc Canada, nc USA Charadrius […]

Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus indicus | [UK] Red-wattled Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau indien | [DE] Rotlappen-Kiebitz | [ES] Avefria India | [NL] Indische Kievit Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Vanellus indicus OR widespread, also Middle East Vanellus indicus aigneri se Turkey to Pakistan Vanellus […]

Shore Dotterel (Thinornis novaeseelandiae)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Thinornis novaeseelandiae | [UK] Shore Dotterel | [FR] Pluvier de Nouvelle-Zelande | [DE] Chatham-Regenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlitejo de las Chatham | [NL] Nieuwzeelandse Plevier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Elseyornis novaeseelandiae Thinornis novaeseelandiae AU Chatham Islands Physical charateristics Stocky plover. Adult […]

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus gregarius | [UK] Sociable Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau sociable | [DE] Steppenkiebitz | [ES] | [NL] Steppenkievit Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Large, strikingly patterned plover. Adult greyish with black and chestnut belly. White supercilium and black crown and eye-stripe. Winter adult brownish but retains supercilium and […]

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Pluvialis squatarola | [UK] Grey Plover | [FR] Pluvier argente | [DE] Kiebitzregenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlito de Vientre Negro | [IT] Pivieressa | [NL] Zilverplevier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Charadrius squatarola Pluvialis squatarola NA, EU n worldwide Pluvialis squatarola cynosurae […]