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Long-billed plover

Thai: นกหัวโตปากยาว, nok hua to paak yao

Binomial name: Charadrius placidus, John Edward Gray & George Robert Gray, 1863

The long-billed plover (Charadrius placidus) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family.

It is found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Russia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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Scientific classification

Charadrius placidus

Common names

  • English: Long-billed plover
  • Thai: นกหัวโตปากยาว, nok hua to paak yao

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Distribution map of Long-billed plover, Charadrius placidus in Thailand
  • Chiang Saen District, Chiang Rai
  • Mae Taeng District, Chiang Mai
  • Nong Bong Khai Non-hunting Area

Range map of Charadrius placidus in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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