Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover, Kleine Plevier, Flußregenpfeifer, Borrelho-pequeno-de-coleira, Chorlitejo Chico

Spotted in the Alentejo region of Portugal                        Little Ringed Plover sound    

The Little Ringed Plover (Charadrius dubius) is a small plover. Adults have a grey-brown back and wings, a white belly, and a white breast with one black neckband. They have a brown cap, a white forehead, a black mask around the eyes with white above and a short dark bill. The legs are flesh-coloured and the toes are all webbed.

Little Ringed Plover Birding Portugal
Little Ringed Plover

This species differs from the larger Ringed Plover in leg colour, the head pattern, and the presence of a clear yellow eye-ring.

Their breeding habitat is open gravel areas near freshwater, including gravel pits, islands and river edges in Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground on stones with little or no plant growth. Both male and female take turn to incubate the eggs.

They are migratory and winter in Africa. These birds forage for food on muddy areas, usually by sight. They eat insects and worms.

The Little Ringed Plover is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Other synonyms:

Afrikaans: Kleinringnekstrandkiewiet
Asturian: Mazaricu Caretu, Mazaricu Piqueñu
Azerbaijani: Kiçik bozca
Breton: An nouelig bihan
Catalan: Corriol gros, Corriol petit, Picaplatges petit
Catalan (Balears): Picaplatges petit
Valencian: Corriol gros
Czech: kulík øíèní, Kulík rícní
Welsh: Cornicyll modrwyog lleiaf, Cwtiad torchog bach
Danish: Lille præstekrave
German: Flußregenpfeifer
English: Little Plover, Little Ring Plover, Little Ringed Plover, Ring-necked Plover
Esperanto: malgranda pluvio
Spanish: Chorlitejo Chico
Estonian: Väiketüll
Basque: Corriol petit, Txirritxo txiki, Txirritxo txikia
Finnish: Pikkutylli
Faroese: Lítil svarthálsa
French: Petit Gravelot, Petit Gravelot à collier, Pluvier gravelot, Pluvier petit gravelot, Pluvier petit-gravelot
Frisian: Lytse Bûnte Wilster
Irish: Feadóigín Chladaigh
Gaelic: Trìlleachan Traighe Bheag
Galician: Corriol petit, Píllara pequena
Hindi: Chinna Kottan
Hungarian: Kis lile
Indonesian: Cerek Kalung-kecil, Kindu-kindu-rampé
Icelandic: Vatnalóa
Italian: Corriere piccolo
Japanese: kochidori, Ko-chidori
Latin: Aegialitis dubia, Charadrius dubius
Lithuanian: Upinis kirlikas
Malay: Rapang Gelang Kecil
Maltese: Monakella
Dutch: Kleine Plevier
Norwegian: Dverglo
Polish: sieweczka rzeczna
Portuguese: borrelho pequeno de coleira, Borrelho-pequenodecoleira, Borrelho-pequeno-de-coleira
Romansh: Gravarel pitschen
Russian: Maly Zuyok
Scots: Trilleachan traighe bheag
Slovenian: mali deževnik
Albanian: Vraponjësi i vogël
Serbian: mali zujavac, Žalar slepic, Žalar slepic, mali zujavac, zujavac sljepic
Swedish: Mindre strandpipare
Swahili: Kitwitwi Macho-njano


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