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American Golden-Plover

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Definition of the noun American Golden-Plover

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American Golden-Plover is the vernacular name of the Pluvialis dominica, a species of Pluvialis.

  • geographic area: Caribbean, North America

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Google previewNortheast National Petroleum Reserve Amended Integrated Activity Plan (2005)

Environmental Impact Statement

Plovers Two plover species are regularly observed in the planning area; the American golden-plover is a common species while the black-bellied plover is uncommon in some areas while it is found to be abundant in other areas ( Liebezeit and Zack 2006). Black-bellied and American golden-plovers tend to nest on upland sites that are drier than those used by other shorebirds (Johnson and Herter 1989). Black-bellied plovers breed most commonly near the coast and tend to nest in ...

Google previewBull's Birds of New York State (1998)

by Emanuel Levine

American Golden-Plover is a powerful flier, and many more ...

Google previewGuide to Birding Coastal Mississippi (2004)

And Adjacent Counties by Judith A. Toups, Jerry L. Bird, Stacy Jon Peterson

The American Golden-Plover is a fairly common migrant in spring, rare in fall migration, and ...

Google previewFlorida's Birds (2005)

A Field Guide and Reference by David S. Maehr, Herbert W. Kale, II

c The American Golden-Plover is an unusual fall migrant in Florida, and even more uncommon during spring migration. These long-distance migrants usually fly nonstop from ...

Google previewArctic Wings (2006)

Birds of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by Stephen Charles Brown

The American Golden-Plover is a favorite among birders for its striking plumage of jet black face and underparts, bold white stripe above the black, and delicately flecked golden and brown upper parts. These birds are a good example of the epic migrations shorebirds undertake and are famous for an ...

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