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Plover, Greater Sand
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius leschenaultii
Afghanistan, Africa, Asia, Atlantic Islands, Australasia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, British Isles, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Central Africa, China, Comores, Cyprus, Denmark, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Estonia, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Germany, Global, Greece, Greenland, Hong Kong Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.180,000-360,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population sizes have been estimated at < c.10,000 individuals on migration and c.50-1,000 wintering individuals in China and c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration an ...
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It breeds in the semi-deserts of Turkey and eastwards through Central Asia. It nests in a bare ground scrape. This species is strongly migratory, wintering on sandy beaches in east Africa, south Asia and Australasia. It is a rare vagrant in western Europe, where it has been recorded as far west as Great Britain, France and Iceland. It has been spotted twice in the Western Hemisphere, the most recent being on May 14, 2009, in Jacksonville, Florida.[ 2] ...
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