Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Greater Sandplover
Greater Sandplover Charadrius leschenaultii
Described by: Lesson (1826)
Alternate common name(s): Greater Sand Plover, Geoffrey's Plover, Large Sandplover, Great Sandplover, Large-billed Sandplover
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeMiddle East and c. Asia;
(1) Turkey (Konya Basin), Near East and Transcaucasus to s. Afghanistan.
Winters along coasts of the se. Mediterranean Sea, Iran, Arabia and the Red Sea coast of Somalia.
(2) Transcaspia from Turkestan and se. Kazakstan.
Winters s. to South Africa.
(3) N. and w. China (c. Inner Mongolia) to S. Mongolia, the Altai and sw. Siberia.
Winters in Taiwan and Australasia s. to Australia (w. Western Australia (Monkey Mia), Northern Territory, Queensland (Cairns Esplanade), New South Wales, Victoria, se. South Australia) and Tasmania.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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