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About the Little Ringed Plover

Also known as: Little Plover, Little Ring Plover

The Little Ringed Plover is a small species of shorebird found across large parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

This species is somewhat similar in appearance to the larger Common Ringed Plover. The facial feather pattern and leg color differ between the species. The Little Ringed Plover also has a prominent yellow eye-ring which the Common lacks.

Details & Stats

Hatched Added to Birdorable on: 10 July 2014
Scientific Name Charadrius dubius
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Charadrius
  • C. dubius
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 September 2017)
Units: Imperial Metric
5.5 to 6.7 inches
16.5 to 18.9 inches
.9 to 1.9 ounces


The population trend for the Little Ringed Plover is stable, and the conservation status is Least Concern as of July 2014.

International Names

  • 金眶鸻 (Chinese)
  • kulík říční (Czech)
  • Lille Præstekrave (Danish)
  • Kleine Plevier (Dutch)
  • pikkutylli (Finnish)
  • Pluvier petit-gravelot (French)
  • Flußregenpfeifer (German)
  • Corriere piccolo (Italian)
  • コチドリ [kochidori] (Japanese)
  • 꼬마물떼새 (Korean)
  • Dverglo (Norwegian)
  • sieweczka rzeczna (Polish)
  • Малый зуёк (Russian)
  • Chorlitejo Chico (Spanish)
  • Mindre strandpipare (Swedish)