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Common Ringed Plover

Common Rosefinch
Common Redpoll

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Common Redpoll

  • Carduelis flammea
  • Finches

About the Common Ringed Plover

Also known as: Ringed Plover, Great Ringed Plover, Greater Ringed Plover

The Common Ringed Plover, also called simply Ringed Plover, is a small species of shorebird found across large parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. These little birds are migratory, with some birds spending the winter in far southern parts of Africa and breeding occurring as far north as Greenland and parts of Siberia. Some birds are also year round residents (in parts of Europe, for example).

The global population trend for the Common Ringed Plover is decreasing, due to threats including habitat degradation and pollution. Despite this, the conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of July 2014, mainly due to the relatively large and widespread population.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 10 July 2014
Scientific Name Charadrius hiaticula
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Charadrius
  • C. hiaticula
Birdorable Family Plovers & Shorebirds
Conservation Status Least Concern
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
(as of 25 July 2017)
Measurements
Units: Imperial Metric
6.7 to 7.9 inches
13.8 to 16.1 inches
1.5 to 2.8 ounces

Conservation

The global population trend for the Common Ringed Plover is decreasing, due to threats including habitat degradation and pollution. Despite this, the conservation status for this species is Least Concern as of July 2014, mainly due to the relatively large and widespread population.

International Names

  • Batuíra-de-bando (Brazilian)
  • 剑鸻 (Chinese)
  • kulík písečný (Czech)
  • Stor Præstekrave (Danish)
  • Bontbekplevier (Dutch)
  • tylli (Finnish)
  • Pluvier grand-gravelot (French)
  • Sandregenpfeifer (German)
  • Corriere grosso (Italian)
  • ハジロコチドリ [hajirokochidori] (Japanese)
  • 흰죽지꼬마물떼새 (Korean)
  • Sandlo (Norwegian)
  • sieweczka obrożna (Polish)
  • Галстучник (Russian)
  • Chorlitejo Grande (Spanish)
  • Större strandpipare (Swedish)