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Plover, Lesser Sand
Bird Info
Bird Info
Conservation status
Scientific Name:
Charadrius mongolus
Afghanistan, Africa, Alabama, Alberta, Asia, Australasia, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, British Columbia, British Isles, Brunei, Burundi, California, Cambodia, Canada, Central Africa, China, Comores, Denmark, East Africa, East Timor, Eastern Cape Province, Eastern Europe excluding Russia, England, Europe, Finland, Florida, France, Global, Hong Kong, Horn of Africa, Ilkeliani, India, Indian Ocean Islands Read more
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The global population is estimated to number c.310,000-390,000 individuals (Wetlands International 2006), while national population estimates include: c.1,000-10,000 individuals on migration and c.1,000-10,000 wintering individuals in China; c.50-1,000 wintering individuals and c.1,000-10,000 indivi ...
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There are five races, and the large east Asian forms, C. m. mongolus and C. m. stegmanni, are sometimes[ 2] given specific status as Mongolian Plover, Charadrius mongolus. If the taxonomic split is accepted, Lesser Sandplover as then defined becomes Charadrius atrifrons, including the three races atrifrons, pamirensis and schaeferi. ...
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