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
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 (BirdLife International 2019)
Location: Sungei Buloh, Mandai Mudflat, Seletar Mudflat, Punggol Barat, Pasir Ris Farmway 3, Neo Tiew, Tuas South, Lorong Halus and Chek Jawa.
BirdLife International. (2019). Pluvialis fulva. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019. Downloaded on 2 September 2021
Robson, C. (2008). A Field Guide to the Birds of South-East Asia. New Holland Publishers.