Little Ringed Plover

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.

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Details & Statistics

Added to Birdorable
Hatched on 10 July 2014
Scientific Name
Charadrius dubius
  • Charadriiformes
  • Charadriidae
  • Charadrius
  • C. dubius
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Conservation Status
Least Concern (as of 4 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
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

Chinese (汉语) 金眶鸻
Czech (Cesky) kulík říční
Danish (Dansk) Lille Præstekrave
Dutch (Nederlands) Kleine Plevier
Finnish (Suomi) pikkutylli
French (Français) Pluvier petit-gravelot
German (Deutsch) Flußregenpfeifer
Italian (Italiano) Corriere piccolo
Japanese (日本語) コチドリ [kochidori]
Korean (한국어) 꼬마물떼새
Norwegian (Norsk) Dverglo
Polish (Polski) sieweczka rzeczna
Russian (русский язык) Малый зуёк
Spanish (Español) Chorlitejo Chico
Swedish (Svenska) Mindre strandpipare
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