Eurasian Golden-Plover

Breeding 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. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast and white underparts.

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The Eurasian Golden-Plover is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Eurasian Golden-Plover Pluvialis apricaria = Described by: Linnaeus (1758) Alternate common name(s): European Golden Plover, European Golden-Plover, Eurasian Golden Plover, Greater Golden-Plover Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Iceland - Jun, 1996 More

This Eurasian Golden-Plover was photographed at Houbie, Fetlar, Shetland, Scotland, Great Britain. Photo taken with a Nikkor 300mm EDAF-S f4 lens (EFL=450mm) on a Nikon D100 camera. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Pluvialis
Species : apricaria
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)