American Golden-Plover

Other Names: none

Distribution: Arctic tundra of Alaska and northern Canada in summer; South America in winter.

Description:

Size: 23-28 cm in length.

Plumage:  Breeding adults are dull golden-brown above, with a black throat, breast, flanks, and underside. A bold white stripe runs from the forehead, over the eye, and down the side of the neck and breast. Non-breeding adults have a bold whitish eyebrow and grayish-white underside. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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American Golden-Plover

American Golden-Plover

Bill Shape

all-purpose

 

Regions

alabama

alaska

alberta

aleutians

arizona

arkansas

baja california

british columbia

california

connecticut

cuba

delaware

district of columbia

florida

georgia

idaho

illinois

indiana

iowa

kansas

kentucky

labrador

louisiana

maine

manitoba

maryland

massachusetts

mexico

michigan

minnesota

mississippi

missouri

montana

nebraska

nevada

new brunswick

new foundland

new hampshire

new jersey

new mexico

new york

north carolina

north dakota

northwest territories

nova scotia

nunavut

ohio

oklahoma

ontario

oregon

pennsylvania

quebec

rhodeisland

saskatchewan

south carolina

south dakota

tennessee

texas

utah

vermont

virginia

washington

west virginia

wisconsin

wyoming

yukon

 

Tail Shape

pointed-tail

 

Wing Shape

tapered-wings

 

Habitat

coasts

Grasslands

 

Color

black

brown

white

 

Body Shape

sandpiper

 

Size

medium

 

Order

waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes

plovers - charadriidae

 

Conservation Status

Least Concern