Lesser Sandplover
Charadrius mongolus
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Lesser sand plovers are smaller than greater sand plovers and have a smaller rounded head and a shorter bill. They may be seen inland whereas greater are usually coastal. All of the upper photographs were taken in Olasiti (11-06). The flight photo (Ushongo, 1-16, courtesy of Paul Oliver) includes a greater sandplover and a terek sandpiper. The lower photograph was taken in Pangani (2-11), courtesy of Valéry Schollaert.
 
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-16 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 9-30-16