Scientific Name: Pluvialis fulva
Malay Name: Kerinyut Biasa
Chinese Name: 金斑鸻
Found from North Palearctic to Alaska and winter to South Asia, East Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania.
Size: 23-26 cm
Identification: In non-breeding plumage, can be confused with Grey Plover but is smaller, more golden overall and has shorter/thiner bill. In flight, underwings are drab, pale, brown and lack the black auxiliaries (armpits) present in Grey Plover. In breeding plumage, face and underparts all black with a broad white band that extends from the lore to behind the ear-coverts and down the breast-sides.
Similar looking species: Grey Plover
Habitat: Mudflat, open fields and other coastal habitats.
Behaviour/Ecology: Gregarious. Usually form large flocks in wintering grounds.
Local Status: Common winter visitor.
Conservation Status: Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
Location: Sungei Buloh, Mandai Mudflat, Seletar Mudflat, Punggol Barat, Pasir Ris Farmway 3, Neo Tiew, Tuas South, Lorong Halus and Chek Jawa.
Craig Robson (2011) A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia