Aegialitis mongola, Pall.
847. :- 0. pyrrhothorax, Tern. :- Jerdon's Birds of India, Vol. II, p. 639; Butler, Guzerat; Stray Feathers, Vol. IV, p. 12; Deccan, Stray Feathers, Vol. IX, p. 426; Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 226.
THE LESSER SAND PLOVER.
Length, 7.25 ; expanse, 15.75 ; wing, 5 ; tail, 1.9 ; tarsus, 1.25 bill at front, 0.75.
Similar to the last, both in winter and summer plumage, 3 only differing in size, being considerably smaller, and the bill differs slightly in shape.
The Lesser Sand Plover occurs as a cold weather visitant all along the sea coast, ascending the rivers also, for a short distance.