1023. Aegialitis mongola

1023. GREATER SAND PLOVER.
AEGIALITIS MONGOLA.
AEgialitis mongola (Pall.), Reis. RUSS. Reichs, iii. App. p. 700 (1776) ; Seebohm, B. Jap. Emp. p. 308 ; David and Oust. Ois. Chine, p. 427 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 223 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 238 ; Tacz. F. O. Sib. O. p. 822 ; Ridgway, p. 179 ; AE. inornata (Gould), B. of Austr, vi. pl. 19.
Male ad. (China). Differs from AE. geoffroyi in being smaller, with a smaller bill and shorter tarsus, the patch on the side of the face (in breeding plumage) broader, and the rufous chest band separated from the white throat by a narrow black line. Culmen 0.75, wing 5.25, tail 2.2, tarsus 1.2 inch.
Hab. Eastern Asia, north to Kamchatka ; Dauria, Japan, Mongolia, Corea, China ; wintering in the Philippines, Moluccas, and Australia ; has occurred in Alaska.
In habits it does not differ from AE. geoffroyi, with which it is very closely allied. It breeds on the sea-shore, the nest being a depression in the ground sparingly lined with bents and leaves, and the eggs, 4 in number, are deposited in June, and are said to resemble those of AE. semipalmata, but are larger and have a somewhat deeper ground-colour, in some more olive, in others more buff.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1023. Aegialitis mongola
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1023
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
734
Common name: 
Greater Sand Plover
M_ID: 
4104
M_CN: 
Lesser Sand Plover
M_SN: 
Charadrius mongolus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10293

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