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Splits, reshuffles and renaming of the plovers and two thick-knees

You will probably now be aware that the Lesser Sand Plover has been split into two species, meaning Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus becomes Siberian Sand Plover C. mongolus and Tibetan Sand Plover C. atrifrons… or does it? ‘Fraid not! … Continued

When is a wader not a wader?

The answer to that thorny question is…                                            …when it becomes a gull! That’s when. Anyone who knows me well, … Continued

Lesser Sandplover split

When we did our travelling at the very start of Wader Quest, back in 2012, we made some arbitrary decisions about the taxonomic status of various closely related taxa. This drew some raised eyebrows in some quarters and, I dare … Continued

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