(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.
Habits. The same as those of the preceding bird.