Differentiating Lesser Sand-Plover and Greater Sand-Plover

Breeding and non-breeding plumage is similar for these species. Lesser Sand-Plover is proportionally smaller-headed and has a shorted bill (less than 1/2 the width of the head). The bill has a slight bulge at the tip. It also has darker and shorter legs.

Lesser Sand-Plover:

Image by lcwoo from observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/69696611

Greater Sand-Plover:

Image by Amanda Johnston from observation https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/70305628

Posted on Απρίλιος 15, 2021 0200 ΠΜ by tamika_lunn tamika_lunn

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Good journal posts, Tamika! :) These are likely helpful to other folks too. :)

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