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Photo by Mat & Cathy
Mertasari Beach, Sanur, Bali September 1 2009
Anarhynchus javanicus

Charadrius javanicus


Supposed to have relatively warm tones to cap and breastband, and more complete breastband than Kentish Plover


Coastal lowlands of Indonesia: Java, Bali and Kangean Islands. Recently found also in south Sumatra, and east to Flores, Sumba, Sulawesi and Timor.


A monotypic species. A while back, this species was included in Kentish Plover.


Photo © by THE_FERN. Palu fish ponds, Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia, July 2023

Sandy shores and intertidal flats



  1. 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/
  2. Hayman, P., J. Marchant, T Prater: Shorebirds. Helm, London. ISBN 0-7136-3509-6
  3. Birdforum thread mentioning larger range of this species

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