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Classification - Identification

The classification, common names and scientific names are based on 'Taxonomy in Flux (TiF)' by John H. Boyd III.

The identification of subspecies is based on location only in most of cases, and is therefore unreliable, inconsistent or even meaningless. It is added for fun only.

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Our Policies

  • Our collections basically comprise photographs of the living creatures we have actually encountered by chance.
  • We don't use any bait, scent, artificial roost, audio devices or other unfair method to lure birds or animals except for some rare cases marked with relevant icons (We often talk / whistle to them with our own organs though).
  • Our collections include photos of domesticated animals freely walking, wandering or reposing at the time of our encounter. Animals in captivity are marked with the chain icon.
  • Similarly, you will only find plants and fungi growing wild. Rare exceptions include farm products like finger millet or rape flowers.

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CHARADRIIFORMES / CHARADRII & CHIONIDI

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Covering : Charadriidae, Haematopodidae, Recurvirostridae, Pluvialidae, Burhinidae

FEATURED PHOTOS

Photos featured on the blog - Click each thumbnail to see the relevant blog entry.

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Kentish Plover (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus alexandrinus). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialidae. Pluvialis fulva). Photo : 02/2012, Kita Daitô Is., Japan.
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Grey Plover / Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialidae. Pluvialis squatarola). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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Water Thick-Knee (Burhinidae. Burhinus vermiculatus). Photo: 08/2007, Loango NP., Gabon.
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Black-winged Stilt (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo: 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.
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Lesser Sand-Plover (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Eupoda mongola). Photo : 09/2006, Hat Chao Mai NP., Thailand.

PHOTOGRAPHS

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    Grey Plover / Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialidae. Pluvialis squatarola). .
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    Pacific Golden-Plover (Pluvialidae. Pluvialis fulva).
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    Northern Lapwing (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. 英名: Northern Lapwing, 学名: Vanellus vanellus).
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    Little Ringed Plover (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis dubius).
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    Kentish Plover (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus alexandrinus).
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    Lesser Sand-Plover (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Eupoda mongola).
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    Grey-headed Lapwing [1] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus cinereus). Photo : 03/2003, Shiga, Japan.
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    Grey-headed Lapwing [2] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus cinereus). Photo : 03/2003, Shiga, Japan.
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    Red-capped Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus ruficapillus). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Black-winged Stilt [1] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Masked Lapwing [1] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus miles). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Masked Lapwing [2] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus miles). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Masked Lapwing [3] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus miles). Photo : 08/2003, Darwin, Australia.
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    Sooty Oystercatcher [1] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus fuliginosus). Photo : 09/2003, Two Peoples Bay NR., Australia.
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    Sooty Oystercatcher [2] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus fuliginosus). Photo : 09/2003, Two Peoples Bay NR., Australia.
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    Pied Oystercatcher [1] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus longirostris). Photo : 09/2003, Augusta, Australia.
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    Pied Oystercatcher [2] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus longirostris). Photo : 09/2003, Augusta, Australia.
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    Pied Oystercatcher [3] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus longirostris). Photo : 09/2003, Augusta, Australia.
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    Hooded Dotterel [1] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis cucullatus tregellasi). Photo : 09/2003, Australia.
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    Hooded Dotterel [2] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis cucullatus tregellasi). Photo : 09/2003, Australia.
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    Red-capped Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus ruficapillus). Photo : 08/2003, Busselton, Australia.
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    Collared Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus collaris). Photo : 08/2004, Overbridge, Suriname.
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    Semipalmated Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Charadrius semipalmatus). Photo : 08/2004, Weg Naar Zee, Suriname.
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    Crowned Lapwing [1] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus coronatus). Photo : 08/2005, Otjiwarongo, Namibia.
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    Crowned Lapwing [2] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus coronatus). Photo : 08/2005, Otjiwarongo, Namibia.
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    Crowned Lapwing [3] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus coronatus). Photo : 08/2005, Otjiwarongo, Namibia.
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    Crowned Lapwing [4] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus coronatus). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Blacksmith Lapwing [1] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus armatus). Photo : 08/2005, Etosha, Namibia.
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    Wattled Lapwing (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus senegallus). Photo : 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.
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    Blacksmith Lapwing [2] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus armatus). Photo : 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.
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    Blacksmith Lapwing [3] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus armatus). Photo : 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.
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    Water Thick-knee [1] (Burhinidae. Burhinus vermiculatus). Photo : 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.
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    Water Thick-knee [2] (Burhinidae. Burhinus vermiculatus). Photo : 08/2005, Divundu, Namibia.
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    White-fronted Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus marginatus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    White-fronted Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus marginatus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    White-fronted Plover [3] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus marginatus). Photo : 08/2005, Cape Cross, Namibia.
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    Pied Avocet [1] (Recurvirostridae. Recurvirostra avosetta). Photo : 09/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia.
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    Pied Avocet [2] (Recurvirostridae. Recurvirostra avosetta). Photo : 09/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia.
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    Pied Avocet [3] (Recurvirostridae. Recurvirostra avosetta). Photo : 09/2005, Walvis Bay, Namibia.
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    Three-banded Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Afroxyechus tricollaris.). Photo : 08/2005, Daan Viljoen GR., Namibia.
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    Three-banded Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Afroxyechus tricollaris.). Photo : 08/2005, Daan Viljoen GR., Namibia.
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    Three-banded Plover [3] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Afroxyechus tricollaris.). Photo : 08/2005, Daan Viljoen GR., Namibia.
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    Kittlitz's Plover (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus pecuarius). Photo : 08/2005, Klein Windhoek, Namibia.
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    Black-necked Stilt [1] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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    Black-necked Stilt [2] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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    Black-necked Stilt [3] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus mexicanus knudseni). Photo : 07/2007, O'ahu Is., Hawai'i.
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    Water Thick-knee [3] (Burhinidae. Burhinus vermiculatus). Photo : 08/2007, Loango NP., Gabon.
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    White-headed Lapwing [1] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus albiceps). Photo : 08/2007, La Lopé, Gabon.
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    White-headed Lapwing [2] (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus albiceps). Photo : 08/2007, La Lopé, Gabon.
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    Black-winged Stilt [2] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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    Black-winged Stilt [3] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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    Black-winged Stilt [4] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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    Black-winged Stilt [5] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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    Black-winged Stilt [6] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 11/2007, Penghu Is., Taiwan.
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    Eurasian Oystercatcher [1] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.
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    Eurasian Oystercatcher [2] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.
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    Eurasian Oystercatcher [3] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.
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    Eurasian Oystercatcher [4] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.
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    Eurasian Oystercatcher [5] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 11/2007, Fukuoka, Japan.
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    Long-billed Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis placidus). Photo : 01/2009, Kagoshima, Japan.
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    Long-billed Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis placidus). Photo : 01/2009, Kagoshima, Japan.
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    Long-billed Plover [3] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis placidus). Photo : 01/2009, Kagoshima, Japan.
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    Pied Avocet [4] (Recurvirostridae. Recurvirostra avosetta). Photo : 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece.
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    Pied Avocet [5] (Recurvirostridae. Recurvirostra avosetta). Photo : 02/2009, Evros Delta, Greece.
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    Black-winged Stilt [7] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 08/2010, Camargue, France.
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    Common Ringed Plover [1] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Charadrius hiaticula). Photo : 08/2010, Camargue, France.
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    Long-billed Plover [4] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Thinornis placidus). Photo : 12/2010, Tokushima, Japan.
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    Common Ringed Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Charadrius hiaticula). Photo : 02/2011, Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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    Eurasian Oystercatcher [6] (Haematopodidae. Haematopus ostralegus). Photo : 02/2011, Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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    Black-winged Stilt [8] (Recurvirostridae. Himantopus himantopus). Photo : 07/2011, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka.
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    Red-wattled Lapwing (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus indicus). Photo : 07/2011, Anamaduwa, Sri Lanka.
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    Eurasian Stone-Curlew (Burhinidae. Burhinus œdicnemus). Photo : 07/2011, Minneriya NP., Sri Lanka.
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    Great Stone-Curlew (Burhinidae. Esacus recurvirostris). Photo : 07/2011, Yala NP., Sri Lanka.
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    Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Charadriidae - Vanellinae. Vanellus malabaricus). Photo : 07/2011, Yala NP., Sri Lanka.
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    Common Ringed Plover [3] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Charadrius hiaticula). Photo : 09/2011, Analipsi, Crete, Greece.
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    Common Ringed Plover [4] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Charadrius hiaticula). Photo : 02/2012, Djibouti City, Djibouti.
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    Collared Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Anarhynchinae. Ochthodromus collaris). Photo : 09/2017, Zanderij, Suriname.
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    Semipalmated Plover [2] (Charadriidae - Charadriinae. Charadrius semipalmatus). Photo : 09/2017, Paramaribo, Suriname.

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