Definition of sand plover in English:

sand plover


  • A migratory African and Asian plover, typically small in size and resembling a ringed plover without black on the breast.

    Genus Charadrius, family Charadriidae: several species

    • ‘He said the sand plover appears to be a youngster that might not join its closest cousins, the Semipalmated plovers, when they migrate to their breeding grounds in Canada this April or May.’
    • ‘Reflections in wet sand on a warm and still early summer morning or late evening in soft light, of seagulls and sand plovers, little legs blurred as they race across a mirror surface - this is food for the soul.’