141. Aegialitis mongolica.
THE LESSER SAND-PLOVER.
Male 7 1/2". Female 7". Legs plumbeous. Bill black. Similar to, but smaller than, AE. geoffroyi. Summers in C. and N. Asia, Japan, and Alaska. In winter visits the shores of the Indian Ocean from S. Africa to Queensland. Has been found breeding in Upper Indus Valley and Tibet. Sharpe has also added AE. pyrrothorax, similar to above, as wintering in India. (J. 847. B. 1443.)