Scientific Name: Charadrius veredus
Malay Name: Rapang Padang Asia Timur
Chinese Name: 东方鸻
Found from Siberia to Mongolia and northern China, wintering to Southeast Asia and Australia
Size: 22-25 cm
Identification: Non-breeding adult resembles Lesser and Greater Sand Plovers but larger and slimmer-looking with longer neck, legs and wings, more slender bill, upper breast buffish-brown, longer and more pronounced supercilium and yellowish-orange legs and feet. Male in breeding plumage has mostly whitish head and neck with distinctive rufous-chestnut breast-band and broad black lower border. Female in breeding plumage resembles non-breeding adult but with rufescent wash at upper breast.
Habitat: Mudflats, sandy shores and open grasslands.
Behaviour/Ecology: Associates with other feeding shorebirds, especially Lesser Sand Plover.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Seletar Dam and Changi. Last confirmed sighting was at Seletar Dam on October 2012.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia
Allen Jeyarajasingam & Alan Pearson (2012) A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore