Greater sand-plover

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The Greater sand-plover – Charadrius leschenaultii is small/medium sized species of Type – Wader of the family Charadriidae and Order Charadriiformes. It is a summer breeder in S Central Asia and migrates widely to coastlines of Africa, India, SE Asia and Australia. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder in Azerbaijan, NE and NW Iran, S Central Turkey and a small area in N Jordan. It is a winter visitor to S Iraq, Kuwait, Palestine and Sinai coastal areas, also along the coastal strips of N Africa from SE Tunisia to S Somalia.

Type - wader - nest a scrape in the bare ground,
Summer Habitat - semi-deserts, 
Winter Habitat - Sandy coastlines bordering the Indian Ocean and Ausralasia,

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Charadrius

Species...Charadrius leschenaultii
Greater sand-plover - Species - ebird.org
Greater sand-plover - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Greater sand-plover - Species - nzbirdsonline.org.nz
Greater sand-plover - Database - avibase
Greater sand-plover - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Greater sand-plover - Images - google.com
Greater sand-plover - Video - youtube.com
Greater sand-plover - Datazone - birdlife.org
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