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Greater Sand Plover

Charadrius leschenaultii (Lesson, 1826)

Пісочник товстодзьобий | Большеклювый зуек
adult

2016-07-14
Odesa
© Yuriy Kodrul

Description

Adult Greater Sand Plover in summer plumage have black forehead, lore and ear coverts. Upper-head and nape are rufous, upperparts are grayish-buffy greenish tinged. Chin, throat and breast, abdomen and undertail are white, with broad rufous band on craw. Flight feathers are brownish with white bases of some feathers. Greater wing coverts are with white tips, other wing coverts with pale edges. Tail feathers grayish-brown, outer pair is almost white. Bill is black, legs are dark-greenish, almost black. Eyes are dark-brownish. Female in summer plumage have on head the dark brown parts in place of black, upperparts are paler, rufous band on breast is paler than on male. Adults in winter plumage are distinguished by the narrow pale of upperparts feathers; grayish not clear band on craw; absence of black parts on head; white forehead and brownish ear-coverts. Juveniles are similar on winter adults but upperparts are darker with whitish edges of feathers. Forehead, lore and flanks with buffy tinge, nape is pale-grey. Sizes: wing 133-150, bill 21-25 mm. Weight: 71 – 103 gram.

References

"Птицы Казахстана" том 2. Алма-Ата, 1962.

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