- Charadrius morinellus
- Chestnut breast
- White border above
- Black belly
- Brown back
- White supercilium
- Yellow legs
- Short black bill
- Female brighter than male
Eudromias vs. Charadrius
Some authorities (Sibley & Monroe, 1996) place Eurasian Dotterel (morinellus) in the monotypic genus Eudromias. However, Clements (2007) and Howard & Moore (2003) place it within Charadrius and the Opus follows in this consensus.
Tundra and mountain areas; winters in semi desert.
The nest is a bare ground scrape. Two to four eggs are incubated by the male who also cares for the young.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2012. The eBird/Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to October 2012. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Eurasian Dotterel. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 13 May 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Eurasian_Dotterel