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A trim, elegant plover. Swift and graceful in flight, probably one of the fastest fliers among shorebirds, and with good reason: it migrates every year from Arctic Alaska and Canada to southern South America. Flocks of northbound migrants, in their striking spring plumage, are seen mostly in the heartland of our continent, on the Great Plains and the Mississippi Valley; there they often forage in open fields and prairies, far from water.
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Pacific golden-plover photos
Indian birds › Pacific golden-plover › Pacific golden-plover - Pluvialis fulva photos Taxonomic classification <> Photos The Pacific golden-plover (Pluvialis fulva) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes. Pacific golden-plover taxonomy The family Charadriidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820. The…
Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
Golden Plovers breed on northern bogs and moors but there are so many in Iceland that they can be seen on the edge of conurbations. This one was calling early morning in the middle of a road, not something I have ever seen them do in Britain. The population in Iceland are "Northern" Golden Plovers (P.a.altifrons), having more black on the face and belly.
European Golden-Plover - eBird
Fairly common but often local, breeding on moorland and tundra, wintering in grasslands, fields, and less often coastal mudflats. Migrant and wintering birds often flock with lapwings. Smaller than Black-bellied (Gray) Plover, which has gray or silvery upperparts. All plumages of Golden are spangled and spotted golden above; breeding plumage has variable black on face and belly. Nonbreeding plumage is buffy golden overall with white belly. In flight shows bright white underwings, narrow…
The Golden Plover - A Bird Can Fly 4800 km Non-Stop - Charismatic Planet
The Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover, and it is believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent.