• Little Ringed Plover (Autumn immature)
    Little Ringed Plover (Autumn immature) (Mike Pope)
  • Little Ringed Plover (Breeding plumage)
    Little Ringed Plover (Breeding plumage) (Mike Pope)
Little Ringed Plover (Autumn immature)
Little Ringed Plover (Breeding plumage)
Scientific Name 
Charadrius dubius
Arabic Name 
الزقزاق المطوق الصغير
Kuwaiti name 
45.0 cm
15.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Uncommon passage migrant, scarce summer and winter visitor. Frequently observed in small groups or with other plovers and waders in inland micro-wetlands and muddy shores along the coast.
Where in Kuwait 
Found mostly on sewage water pools with exposed sand banks and reed cover in the Jahra area where it has bred during favourable conditions. The nest is a shallow scrape on loose sand, dry mud or on flat, bare rocks surrounded by mud or sand.
In the world 
This species is fully migratory in much of its range. The European and North African populations migrate across the Sahara Desert and Siberian and other Asian populations migrate to wintering grounds in South-East Asia and India.
Local threats 
Degradation and loss of its preferred habitats.