Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Lesser Sandplover
Lesser Sandplover Charadrius mongolus
Described by: Pallas (1776)
Alternate common name(s): Lesser Sand Plover, Mongolian Plover, Tibetan Plover, Mongolian Sandplover, Mongolian Dotterel, Mongolian Sand-dotterel, Lesser Plover
Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors
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RangeC. to ne. Asia;
Four or five populations;
(1) C. Asia in Turkestan, Kirghiz steppes, w. Tien Shan, Pamirs and Karakoram to w. Kunlun Shan.
Winters in s. and e. Africa to w. India.
(2) Himalayas in n. India (Kashmir), Sikkim and s. Tibet.
Winters in India, Malaysia and Sumatra.
(3) E. Tibet n. in w. China (w. and s. Sinkiang, w. Kansu, Tsinghai and w. Szechwan) to s. Mongolia.
Winters from Thailand to the Greater Sundas.
(4) E. Siberia inland in the Stanovoy Mountains and Verkhoyansk Mountains to the Soviet Far East.
Winters from Taiwan to Australia.
(5) Kolymskiy, Pyagina Peninsula, Kamchatka, n. Kiril Is. and Commander Is. (Bering Is.). W. Alaska in w. Aleutians and occasionally from the Seward Peninsula to the Brooks Range.
Winters in s. Japan, s. Ryukyu Is. and Taiwan to Australia (coastal Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria (Swan Island), 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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