A small plover with a distinctive black and white head pattern, similar to ringed plover. It has a black beak and pale (not orange) legs. Observed and Spotted @ Sg. Lada grassland.
Three subspecies recognized.
- C. d. curonicus J. F. Gmelin, 1789 – from Eurasia, Russian Fareast, Japan, Korea, China to North Africa. Winter spends in Sahara, Sri Lanka, to Indonesia and China.
- C. d. jerdoni (Legge, 1880) – from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan to South East Asia.
- C. d. dubius Scopoli, 1786 – from the Philippines, New Guinea to Bismarck Archipelago.