Greater sand plover


Greater sand plover is strongly migratory species.

How does the bird appear…

The bird has thick, black  bill and long legs.

During breeding season male shows chestnut breast, forehead and nape with white breast and grey back. Also there is black eye mask. Females and juveniles are duller.

Habitat: Where to find this bird?

During the breeding season the greater sand plover is found in open, uncultivated areas without much tree coverage.

In the non-breeding season the greater sand plover is found on sheltered sandy, shelly or muddy beaches.


It feeds on insects, ants, beetles, crabs, snails, shrimps etc.

Breeding & Nesting

It moves to open area during breeding season. Its nest is scrape in sand, gravel or other barren site. Average clutch is 3 eggs. Both parents care for young ones.



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