Lesser Sand Plover (Breeding plumage)
Lesser Sand Plover (Breeding plumage)
Recordings 
Scientific Name 
Charadrius atrifrons
Arabic Name 
زقزاق الرمل الصغير
Kuwaiti name 
إرهيز
Family 
Width 
51.0 cm
Length 
20.0 cm
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Least Concern
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Kuwait Specialty

Information

Common passage migrant, winter and summer visitor. In non-breeding plumage it may be difficult to distinguish from Greater Sand Plover.
Where in Kuwait 
A small wading shorebird and primarily coastal species that winters on tidal flats, sandy beaches, estuaries, mud-flats. Up to 3000 were recorded at Doha, Kuwait Bay in mid January 2008.
In the world 
This species has a large range and a population trend that is difficult to determine. This species is fully migratory, with four definable groups migrating on a broad front to different wintering grounds. In central Siberia, flocks form in early July and depart for their winter quarters in early-August to early-September (adults leaving first), to arrive in India, south Arabia and East Africa.
Local threats 
Habitat degradation and loss.