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Oriental Plover

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Charadrius veredus
Photo by tcollinsFogg Dam, Northern Territories, Australia
Photo by tcollins
Fogg Dam, Northern Territories, Australia

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[edit] Identification

Sandy-olive upperparts, buff white eyebrow, buff-grey upperbreast with white underparts, grey brown underwing.

[edit] Distribution

Breeds from Siberia to Manchuria and Mongolia; winters to Australasia.

[edit] Taxonomy

A monotypic species.

[edit] Habitat

Breeding plumagePhoto by BIJ  Yeyahu NR, Beijing, China, April 2010
Breeding plumage
Photo by BIJ
Yeyahu NR, Beijing, China, April 2010

Open grasslands in arid and semi-arid zones.

[edit] Behaviour

Its diet includes insects.

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