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Lesser Sand Plover

(Charadrius mongolus)
Alternate name(s): "Mongolian Sand Plover", "Mongolian Plover", "Mongolian Dotterel"
Size: 18-21 cm; wing span 49-58 cm
Weight: 40-80 g


Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Lesser Sand Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sex unknown


Frontal view of a Lesser Sand Plover moulting into its breeding plumage
[Ras Al-Hadd, May 2010]

Additional information

Lesser Sand Plovers were also photographed by us in Australia.


Social behaviour: Communal Mobility: Migratory Elementary unit: Flock

Lesser Sand Plovers are often found together with Greater Sand Plovers.

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