LESSER SAND PLOVER

(Charadrius mongolus)

Also known Mongolian Plover (6)

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Roberts VI / VII 250 / 287
Clements 2000 60.0530
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
56-50

 

A small bird ( 19 cm) breeding in central Asia, China and Siberia. It migrates to southern Asia, Africa and Australia. It is an uncommon bird in southern Africa and is found on the eastern shoreline. It inhabits tidal mudflats and sandy beaches.
 The main food is crabs and sandhoppers.

 

List of Stamps showing Lesser Sand Plover

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Marshall Islands 0304 0412 1990 65c
Marshall Islands 1124   1999 $2.00
Marshall Islands 1619   2002 37c