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Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus


This chunky plover is long-legged and long-billed. Breeding males have grey backs and white underparts. The breast, forehead and nape are chestnut, and there is a black eye mask. The female is duller, and winter and juvenile birds lack the chestnut, apart from a hint of rufous on the head. Legs are dark and the bill black.


Seen at Narara Marine Wildlife Sanctuary, Jamnagar, India


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Jamnagar, India

Spotted on Jan 1, 2014
Submitted on Mar 21, 2014

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