Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Greater Sandplover Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Charadrius leschenaultii
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Large Sand Plover
Habitat : Coast
Description : The Greater Sand Plover is a brown wader with a white forehead (adult bird length approximately 22 cm, weight 75 g, wing 14.5 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 3.6 cm, tail 5.3 cm). The breeding male looks rufous-brown from above and white from below. The non-breeding male and female are look alike. They look rufous to ashy-brown from above and have brown eye-line. It feeds on insects, crustaceans, mollusks. It breeds in April-May.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.