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Text and photos by Nick Baker, unless otherwise credited.
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Plovers
   
   

Fig 1 : Pacific Golden Plover
 


Fig 2 : Pacific Golden Plover


Fig 3 : Little Ringed Plover
  

Fig 4 : Little Ringed Plover
 

Fig 5 : Lesser Sand Plover (Mongolian Plover) - and homalopsine snake
 

Figs 1 and 2 :
Pacific Golden Plover (winter plumage)
Pluvialis fulva
Location :
Sungei Buloh, Singapore
Habitat : Abandoned prawn pond

Fig 3 :
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Location : Central highlands, New Guinea
Habitat : Grassy, gravel bed near freshwater lake

Fig 4 :
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Location : Neo Tiew, Singapore
Habitat : Muddy, freshwater drainage canal

Fig 5 :
Lesser Sand Plover (Mongolian Plover)
Charadrius mongolus
Location :
Parit Jawa, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia
Habitat : Coastal mudflats

Notes : to the right of the plover is a species of homalopsine snake emerging from a burrow - this is most likely the Dog-faced Water Snake Cerberus schneiderii.

Fig 6 :
Malaysian Plover
Charadrius peronii
Location : Laem Pak Bia, Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Habitat : Coastal wetlands
Note : Photos by
Charles Currin

Fig 7 :
Kentish Plover (non-breeding plumage)
Charadrius alexandrinus
Location : Laem Pak Bia, Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Habitat : Coastal wetlands
Note : Photos by
Charles Currin, February 2022.

Fig 8 :
Kentish Plover (breeding plumage)
Charadrius alexandrinus
Location : Laem Pak Bia, Phetchaburi, Thailand.
Habitat : Coastal wetlands
Note : Photos by
Charles Currin, February 2022.

Fig 6 : Malaysian Plover
  

ゥ  Charles Currin
 

Fig 7 : Kentish Plover (non-breeding)
  

ゥ  Charles Currin
   

Fig 8 : Kentish Plover (breeding)
  

ゥ  Charles Currin