Taxon profile


Red-breasted Plover
Charadrius obscurus J. F. Gmelin, 1789

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Aves - birds »  order Charadriiformes »  family Charadriidae - plovers »  genus Charadrius

Scientific synonyms

Pluviorhynchus obscurus (J. F. Gmelin, 1789)

Other names

= New Zealand Dotterel
= Red-breasted Dotterel

Critically Endangered CR


Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Charadrius obscurus aquilonius Dowding, 1994 - Northern Red-breasted Plover
subspecies Charadrius obscurus obscurus J. F. Gmelin, 1789 - Southern Red-breasted Plover

Links and literature

EN Bird Life 3 [62290750]

Bird Life [] [as Charadrius obscurus Gmelin, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 23 November 2018
EN Gill F., Donsker D. & Rasmussen P. (eds): IOC World Bird List 11.1 [] [as Charadrius obscurus Gmelin, JF, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 22 April 2021
EN del Hoyo J., Elliott A., Sargatal J., Christie D.A. & de Juana E. (eds.).: Handbook of the Birds of the World (HBW) Alive [], Lynx Edicions, Barcelona [as Charadrius obscurus J. F. Gmelin, 1789]
Data retrieved on: 27 November 2018
CZ Hudec K. et al. (2003): Soustava a české názvosloví ptáků světa, Muzeum Komenského v Přerově. 462 pp. [as Charadrius obscurus Gmelin, 1789]
EN Clements, J. F.: eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world 6.7, Cornell Lab of Ornithology [as Charadrius obscurus]
Data retrieved on: 7 April 2013

Contributions to BioLib

Help us to expand this encyclopedia! If you are logged in, you can add new subtaxa, vernacular and scientific names, texts, images or intertaxon relationships for this taxon.