Species Details

@Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);

Grey Plover Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pluvialis squatarola
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Grey Plover is a small pale grey wader (adult bird length approximately 30 cm, weight 164 g, wing 19 cm, bill 3 cm, tarsus 4.7 cm, tail 7.5 cm). In the winter, it looks brownish-grey from above and whitish from below. it has dark brown irises, black bill and dusky grey legs and feet. The male and the female look alike. It feeds on insects, small molluscs, worms, crustaceans and occasionally seeds and plant materials.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Syed Abbas (Birdwing,Bangladesh);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Simon Elliott(www.xeno-canto.org/Simon Elliott), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.