Snowy Plover, Kentish Plover

Snowy Plover, Kentish Plover
English Common Name
Snowy Plover, Kentish Plover
Scientific name
Charadrius alexandrinus
Order: Charadriiformes, Family: Charadriidae
About 17 cm
Species Distribution
Widely distributed nationwide as a resident bird
Okinawa Red List of Threatened Species:Vulnerable
Japan Red List of Threatened Species:Vulnerable
It inhabits areas such as sand and tidal flat. This species is the only one in Charadriiformes that breeds in Okinawa Prefecture. During winter, more Charadrius alexandrines are observed due to migratory birds coming to the prefecture.

Updated January 2018