Lesser Sand Plover

Charadrius mongolus (Pallas, 1776) DQ LESPL 4780
Family: Charadriiformes > Charadriidae

Lesser Sand Plover, Yoav Perlman

This is a very rare vagrant from central Asia, was added to the British List following records in 1991, on the Don Estuary near Aberdeen, and 1997, a bird at Pagham Harbour in West Sussex. The former was originally thought to be a Greater Sand Plover but the identification was later re-evaluated.

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  • Breeding
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95 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
95 records


95 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
95 records



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Status and Trends

Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.


This species can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Lesser Sand Plover, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.


Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Catalan: corriol mongol
Czech: kulík menší
Danish: Mongolsk Præstekrave
Dutch: Mongoolse Plevier
Estonian: mägitüll
Finnish: ylänkötylli
French: Pluvier de Mongolie
German: Mongolenregenpfeifer
Hungarian: tibeti lile
Icelandic: Hjarðlóa
Italian: Corriere mongolo
Latvian: Mongolijas tartinš
Lithuanian: mongolinis kirlikas
Norwegian: Mongollo
Polish: sieweczka mongolska
Portuguese: borrelho-pequeno-de-colar-ruivo
Slovak: kulík krátkozobý
Slovenian: mongolski deževnik
Spanish: Chorlitejo mongol chico
Swedish: mongolpipare

Links to more information from ConservationEvidence.com

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