Scientific Name:

Charadrius alexandrinus


Kentish Plover


Kentish Plover Fact File

Distribution: Widespread Europe; Africa; and parts of Asia

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Four

C. a. alexandrinus: western Europe; Atlantic Islands; and northern Africa to northern China

C. a. dealbatus: south-eastern China (following Rheindt et al. 2011)

C. a. nihonensis: south-eastern Russia; north-eastern and eastern China; Korea; Japan; and Taiwan (following Kennerley et al. 2008)

C. a. seebohmi: southern India; Sri Lanka

Further reading: Kentish Plover: What’s in a name?


Current conservation efforts