Scientific Name:

Charadrius mongolus


Lesser Sandplover


Lesser Sandplover Fact File

Distribution: Central and eastern Europe

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

C. m. pamirensis: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to west-central China
C. m. atrifrons: central and eastern Himalayas to southern Tibet
C. m. schaeferi: eastern Tibet to southern Mongolia
C. m. mongolus: south-eastern Siberia
C. m. stegmanni: north-eastern Siberia

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Ganesh Jayaraman