Scientific Name:

Charadrius atrifrons


Lesser Sandplover


Lesser Sandplover Fact File

Distribution: Central and eastern Asia

Conservation Status: Least Concern


C. a. pamirensis: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to west-central China
C. a. atrifrons: central and eastern Himalayas to southern Tibet
C. a. schaeferi: eastern Tibet to southern Mongolia

Further reading:

Genome-wide data reveal paraphyly in the sand plover complex (Charadrius mongolus/leschenaultii)

Identification, taxonomy and distribution of Greater and Lesser Sand Plovers – Erik Hirschfeld, C. S. (Kees) Roselaar and Hadoram Shirihai

Current conservation efforts