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Anarhynchus veredus

Charadrius veredus

Photo by tcollins
Fogg Dam, Northern Territories, Australia


Sandy-olive upperparts, buff white eyebrow, buff-grey upperbreast with white underparts, grey brown underwing.


Breeds from Siberia to Manchuria and Mongolia; winters to Australasia.


A monotypic species.


Breeding plumage
Photo by BIJ
Yeyahu NR, Beijing, China, April 2010

Open grasslands in arid and semi-arid zones.


Its diet includes insects.


Clements, J. F., P. C. Rasmussen, T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, A. Spencer, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2023. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2023. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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