Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Bird #57: American Golden Plover

Common Name: American Golden Plover
Scientific Name: Pluvialis dominica
Description: 10 inches; Non-Breeding: upperparts mottled greyish brown with black spots; underparts whitish brownish; contrast between whitish eyebrow stripe and dark crown; Breeding: underparts black; upperparts mottled gold and black; white patches on side of neck.

Fields, tidal flats

non-breeding migrant