Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii - Gravelot de Leschenault

Systematics
  • Order 
    :

    Charadriiformes

  • Family
    :

    Charadriidés

  • Genus
    :

    Charadrius

  • Species
    :

    leschenaultii

Descriptor

Lesson, R, 1826

Biometrics
  • Size
    : 25 cm
  • Wingspan
    : 53 à 60 cm.
  • Weight
    : 75 à 100 g
Geographic range

Distribution

Description identification

Greater Sand Plover (Charadrius leschenaultii) is a species of bird in the Charadriidae family.

Subspecific information 3 Subspecies

  • Charadrius leschenaultii columbinus (Turkey to s Afghanistan)
  • Charadrius leschenaultii scythicus (Turkmenistan through s Kazakhstan)
  • Charadrius leschenaultii leschenaultii (w China to s Mongolia and s Siberia)

Foreign names

  • Gravelot de Leschenault,
  • Chorlitejo Mongol Grande,
  • Borrelho-grande-de-colar-ruivo,
  • Wüstenregenpfeifer,
  • Sivatagi lile,
  • Woestijnplevier,
  • Corriere di Leschenault,
  • Ökenpipare,
  • Ørkenlo,
  • kulík veľkozobý,
  • kulík větší,
  • Ørkenpræstekrave,
  • aavikkotylli,
  • corriol de Leschnault,
  • Auðnalóa,
  • sieweczka pustynna,
  • tuksneša tārtiņš,
  • debelokljuni deževnik,
  • Толстоклювый зуёк,
  • Cerek-pasir besar,
  • オオメダイチドリ,
  • 铁嘴沙鸻,
  • นกหัวโตทรายใหญ่,
  • 鐵嘴鴴〔鐵嘴沙鴴〕,

Voice song and cries

Habitat

Grassland : Temperate ; Wetlands (inland) : Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes, Seasonal/Intermittent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Lakes and Flats, Permanent Saline, Brackish or Alkaline Marshes/Pools ; Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) : ; Desert : Hot ; Marine Intertidal : Sandy Shoreline and/or Beaches, Sand Bars, Spits, Etc, Shingle and/or Pebble Shoreline and/or Beaches, Mud Flats and Salt Flats, Tidepools ; Marine Coastal/Supratidal : Sea Cliffs and Rocky Offshore Islands, Coastal Sand Dunes, Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes

Geographic range

Illustration

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