Greater Sand-Plover

Thalasseus bergii cristatus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

Non-AOU

Code 6

CHALES

ITIS

HEAD

Greater Sand-Plover Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Capped
  • Crown Color: Chestnut brown.
  • Forehead Color: Black and white.
  • Nape Color: Chestnut brown.
  • Throat Color: White
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Greater Sand-Plover Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 57-119 g (2-4.2 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown
  • Underparts: White
  • Upperparts: Brown
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Barred or banded

FLIGHT

Greater Sand-Plover Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 51-58 cm (20-23 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: White with dark subterminal band.
  • Upper Tail: White and brown.
  • Under Tail: White
  • Leg Color: Gray
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