Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Aves > Order: Charadriiformes > Family: Charadriidae > Genus: Charadrius > Species: Charadrius leschenaultii

Greater Sand Plover - Charadrius leschenaultii Lesson, 1826

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Vulnerable (IUCN)
Protected by EU Birds Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 2 are designated for this species
Natura 2000 species code A516


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
CY4000013 Cyprus FAROS KATO PAFOU Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 30 November 2009, on the conservation of wild birds (EU Birds Directive)
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (Bonn Convention) (Migratory species of Charadriidae)
Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds. Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals. (AEWA) http://www.migratoryspecies....ent/about-cms-family

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Aavikkotylli Finnish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Borrelho-mongol-grande Portuguese Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Chorlitejo Mongol Grande Spanish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Corriere di Leschenault Italian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Gravelot de Leschenault French Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Greater Sand Plover English Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Kulík pouštní Czech Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Ökenpipare Swedish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sieweczka pustynna Polish Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Sivatagi lile Hungarian Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Woestijnplevier Dutch Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Wüstenregenpfeifer German Hagemeijer, W.J.M. & Blair, M.J.
Synonym Author
Eudromias crassirostris Svertzov, 1873
Pagoa zanda Mathews, 1916
Charadrius leschenaulti

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
EBCC Atlas of breeding birds European Bird Census Council's Atlas of Breeding Birds
EURing code:04790 European bird-ringing
EoL Encyclopedia of Life
Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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