Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Order - Charadriiformes
Family - Charadriidae (Plovers)
Lesser Sandplover
Charadrius mongolus

    Size : 18–21 cm; 39–110 g; Wingspan 45–58 cm
    (LC : Least Concern)
    Subspecies and Distribution
  • Charadrius mongolus pamirensis (Richmond, 1896)
    – W Tien Shan, Pamirs and Karakoram to W Kunlun Shan; winters S & E Africa
    to W India.
  • Charadrius mongolus atrifrons (Wagler, 1829) – Lesser Sandplover
    – Himalayas and S Tibetan Plateau; winters India to Sumatra.
  • Charadrius mongolus schaeferi (Meyer de Schauensee, 1937)
    – E Tibet N to S Mongolia; winters Thailand to Greater Sundas.
  • Charadrius mongolus mongolus (Pallas, 1776) – Mongolian Sandplover
    – inland E Siberia and Russian Far East; winters from Taiwan to Wallacea and Australia, a few birds reaching New Zealand.
  • Charadrius mongolus stegmanni (Portenko, 1939)
    – NE Siberia from Chukotskiy Peninsula S to Kamchatka, N Kuril Is and
    Commander Is; winters S Ryukyu Is and Taiwan to Australia.

Charadrius mongolus ssp. schaeferi
Date : 29 October 2016
Location : Bagan Belat Mudflat, Daerah Seberang Perai Utara, Pulau Pinang

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