American Golden Plover

American Golden Plover

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) is a medium-sized plover. Adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. It is similar to two other golden plovers, Eurasian and Pacific. The American Golden Plover is smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than Eurasian Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) which also has white axillary (armpit) feathers. It is more similar to Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) with which it was once considered conspecific under the name "Lesser Golden Plover." The Pacific Golden Plover is slimmer than the American species, has a shorter primary projection, and longer legs, and is usually yellower on the back.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133990716
  • 9786133990715