Lesser Sand Plover

Scientific Name: Charadrius mongolus
Common Name: Lesser Sand Plover

Identifying Features: black legs, white neck, orange-brown breast, white belly, brown upper parts

Fun Facts:

  • Breeds above the tree line in the Himalayas and discontinuously across to bare coastal plains in north-eastern Siberia.
  • The lesser sand plover’s feeds on insects, crustaceans and annelid worms, which are obtained by a run-and-pause technique.


This image was clicked by Jim Welford – via Flickr.

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