Lesser Sand Plover

The Lesser Sand Plover is a small-to-medium sized shorebird with a short stout bill and short grey legs. This species is very similar to the Greater Sand Plover, and differentiating between the two is very difficult. The Lesser Sand Plover typically breeds in Eastern Siberia, Southern Mongolia, Western China and the Himalayas. It has also been known to breed in Alaska. It is a migratory species, spending the winter in Eastern and Southern Africa, the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula, India, South East Asia and Australia, and on very rare occasions in Western Europe.

Gujarati Name

નાની ઢોંગીલી

Scientific Name

Charadrius mongolus

Scientific Family


Status in Gujarat

Winter Visitor

IUCN Status

Least Concern

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Categories: Plovers