GREATER SAND PLOVER

(Charadrius leschenaultii)

Also known (Great) Sand Plover

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Roberts VI / VII 251 / 288
Clements 2000 60.0540
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
56-51

 

A small to medium bird ( 22 cm) breeding in central Asia to Korea southern Asia to Jordan and Iran. It migrates to southern Asia, Australia and Africa. It is an uncommon migrant found along all the coasts of southern Africa. It inhabits tidal flats, salt pans and estuaries and lives off crustaceans, insects and worms.

 

List of Stamps showing Greater Sand Plover

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

British  Indian Ocean Territory 0094   1990 34p