RFI status of Lesser Sand Plover C. m. atrifrons

Subject: RFI status of Lesser Sand Plover C. m. atrifrons
From: Joseph Morlan <>
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2014 10:03:10 -0800
Has there been any progress establishing the true status and distribution
of C. m. atrifrons in Australia since the account published in HANZAB? The
latest Clements & IOC checklists indicates atrifrons winters no closer to
Australia than Sumatra and the Greater Sundas.    

However Pizzy & Knight digital edition include both C. m. mongolus and C.
m. atrifons (sic), but supply no details on status.  Also the illustrations
of the two forms in non-breeding plumage seem to be reversed with atrifons
(sic) shown having a white forehead and mongolus with a dark forehead. Are
the P&K plates backwards? 

Thanks in advance.
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
"It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt

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