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Old Saturday 29th April 2006, 19:47   #1
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Janj - Sand Plover - Saudi Arabia

Jan

With regards to the sand plover at http://www.birdforum.net/pp_gallery/...cat/500/page/1 I've attached a picture where the size of the bird can be assessed against the sandpipers etc around it. I would appreciate it if you could confirm the species.

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Adrian

I seem to have posted this in the wrong forum, could someone please move it to the identification forum.

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Even without the size comparrison this bird is undoubtably a Lesser Sandplover (and a cracking shot), just having come back from birding in Hong Kong and China, I had the chance to study closely Lesser, Mongolian and Greater side by side and this is definately the former species.

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Even without the size comparrison this bird is undoubtably a Lesser Sandplover (and a cracking shot), just having come back from birding in Hong Kong and China, I had the chance to study closely Lesser, Mongolian and Greater side by side and this is definately the former species.

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Adrian!

Its undoubtedly a Lesser Sandplover.

http://www.birdsoman.com/LesserSandPlover.htm

http://www.lincsbirdclub.co.uk/rare_...sandplover.htm

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