2118. Cirrepedesmus leschenaultii

(2118) Cirrepedesmus leschenaultii.

THE LARGE SAND-PLOVER,

Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, Diet. Sci. Nat, xlii, p. ;36 (1836) (Pondicherry, India). Charadrius geoffroyi. Blanf. & Oates, iv, p. 237.

Vernacular names. None recorded.

Description. A much bigger bird than the Lesser Sand-Plover and also differs in having a white forehead, less rufous on the breast and flanks and a more rufous sandy tinge to the upper parts.

Colours of soft parts as in the Lesser Sand-Plover.

Measurements. Wing 128 to 140 mm.; tail 50 to 57 mm.; tarsus about 35 to 38 mm.; culmen 23 to 25 mm.

Distribution. Breeding in Japan, Gorea, Eormosa, Hainan and possibly North-East China. In Winter South to Australia and West to Eastern Africa.

Nidification. Unknown.

Habits. The same as those of the preceding bird.

BookTitle: 
The Fauna Of British India, Including Ceylon And Burma-birds(second Edition)
Reference: 
Baker, EC S (1922–1930) The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Second edition. vol.6 1929.
Title in Book: 
2118. Cirrepedesmus leschenaultii
Book Author: 
Edward Charles Stuart Baker
CatNo: 
2118
Year: 
1929
Page No: 
175
Common name: 
Large Sand Plover
M_ID: 
4110
M_CN: 
Greater Sand Plover
M_SN: 
Charadrius leschenaultii
Volume: 
Vol. 6
id: 
4986

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