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    Greater Sand Plover from Khor Albeida

    Please help in ID,

    Taken in Khor-Al-Beida, 10th March 2017. Thanks,

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    Anshuman Sarkar
    World - 408 (European Bee-eater, Hamraniya March 17) UAE - 102 (Green Sandpiper - Hamraniyah, Mar17)

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    As the chestnut coloration looks to extend to the back and down the flanks, I'd go for Greater Sand Plover of the western race columbinus. The bill is long but not blob-ended, which argues against the eastern race crassirostris. I don't think it's a Lesser.
    Andrew Bailey

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    What Andrew said :-)
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    Thank you both
    Anshuman Sarkar
    World - 408 (European Bee-eater, Hamraniya March 17) UAE - 102 (Green Sandpiper - Hamraniyah, Mar17)

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