Charadriidae (plovers, lapwings…)

Under construction

Number of genera: 14
Number of species: 67
Number of species completed: 23
In French: pluviers, vanneaux en Français


Genus Pluvialis – 4 species
European Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria
Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva
American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica
Black-bellied Plover / Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola

SF Charadriinae:


Genus Oreopholus – 1 species
Tawny-throated Dotterel Oreopholus ruficollis


Genus Phegornis – 1 species
Diademed Sandpiper-Plover Phegornis mitchellii


Genus Zonibyx – 1 species
Rufous-chested Dotterel / Rufous-chested Plover Zonibyx modestus


Genus Eudromias – 1 species
Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus


Genus Afroxyechus – 1 species
Three-banded Plover Charadrius tricollaris


Genus Charadrius – 4 species
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
* Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus


Genus Thinornis – 6 species
Forbes’s Plover Thinornis forbesi
Hooded Dotterel Thinornis cucullatus
Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops
Shore Dotterel Thinornis novaeseelandiae
Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius
Long-billed Plover Thinornis placidus

SF Vanellinae:


Genus Vanellus – 24 species
* Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
* Long-toed Lapwing Vanellus crassirostris
* Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
* Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
* River Lapwing Vanellus duvaucelii
* Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Vanellus malarbaricus
* White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
* Senegal Lapwing Vanellus lugubris
Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus
* Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
* Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
Spot-breasted Lapwing Vanellus melanocephalus
* Brown-chested Lapwing Vanellus superciliosus
Grey-headed Lapwing Vanellus cinereus
* Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus
Javan Lapwing Vanellus macropterus
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor
* Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
Pied Lapwing / Pied Plover Vanellus cayanus
* Southern Lapwing Vanellus chilensis
Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens

SF Anarhynchinae:


Genus Erythrogonys – 1 species
Red-kneed Dotterel Erythrogonys cinctus


Genus Peltohyas – 1 species
Inland Dotterel Peltohyas australis


Genus Eupoda – 4 species
Caspian Plover Eupoda asiatica
Oriental Plover Eupoda veredus
Greater Sand-Plover Eupoda leschenaultii
Lesser Sand-Plover Eupoda mongola


Genus Anarhynchus – 3 species
Double-banded Plover Anarhynchus bicinctus
New Zealand Plover Anarhynchus obscurus
Wrybill Anarhynchus frontalis


Genus Ochthodromus – 15 species
Wilson’s Plover Ochthodromus wilsonia
Collared Plover Charadrius collaris
Mountain Plover Ochthodromus montanus
Puna Plover Ochthodromus alticola
Two-banded Plover Ochthodromus falklandicus
Madagascan Plover Ochthodromus thoracicus
Kittlitz’s Plover Charadrius pecuarius
St. Helena Plover Ochthodromus sanctaehelenae
* Red-capped Plover Charadrius ruficapillus
Snowy Plover Ochthodromus nivosus
Chestnut-banded Plover Ochthodromus pallidus
Malaysian Plover Ochthodromus peronii
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
White-fronted Plover Charadrius marginatus
Javan Plover Ochthodromus javanicus

Back to family list

SP # 37 06/02/18 Charadrius marginatus   S
White-fronted Plover (constr.) – – – Gravelot à front blanc ( full )

SP # 36 05/02/18 Charadrius pecuarius   S
Kittlitz’s Plover (constr.) – – – Gravelot pâtre ( full )

SP # 35 04/02/18 Charadrius alexandrinus   S
Kentish Plover (constr.) – – – Gravelot à collier interrompu ( full )

SP # 34 03/02/18 Charadrius dubius   S
Little Ringed Plover (constr.) – – – Petit Gravelot ( full )

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