Greater Sandplover
Charadrius leschenaultii
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The greater sand plover is a palearctic migrant present in East Africa from August to May. The flight photos (Emayani, 3-11) are courtesy of Paul Oliver and the 5th row photos (Pangani, 2-11), are courtesy of Valéry Schollaert. The photo of netted birds shows a greater sandplover on the left and a lesser sandplover. Note the larger, longer bill in the greater sandplover. Click the comparison link for further discussion of lesser and greater sandplovers. The upper photo includes several greater sand plovers and was taken at Pembe Abwe (9-06). The right lower photo with a greenshank was taken at Pembe Abwe (10-06). The left lower photo (Pangani, 12-14), is courtesy of Per Holmen; click it to see 9 enlargements including with greater and lesser sandplovers. The other photos were taken in Olasiti (5-18).


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copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Valéry Schollaert, Paul Oliver, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 7-15-21