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Male
Photo by SeeToh
Marina East Drive, Singapore
Charadrius peronii

Identification

Similar Species=

Male resembles breeding male Kentish Plover but upperparts and wing-coverts with prominent pale fringes (appear scaly or mottled) and black lateral breast-patches extend in complete band below white nuchal collar. Female looks similar to male but lateral breast-band is rufous-orange and lack black crown-patch. Juvenile appears duller than female.

Distribution

Female
Photo by SeeToh
Marina East Drive, Singapore

Found throughout Southeast Asia except Java.

Taxonomy

A monotypic species.

Habitat

Most frequently found on sandy or coral beaches, occasionally on mudflats.

Behaviour

Similar to Kentish Plover, usually found in pairs or family groups at suitable often traditional sites.

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Juvenile
Photo by SeeToh
Marina East Drive, Singapore
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