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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : American Golden Plover

Hebrides Bird Sightings - American Golden Plover

American Golden Plover

Pluvialis dominica

Photograph © Martin Scott
Ness - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
September, 2007

 

Our American Golden Plover Photographs

American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover

Juvenile
American Golden Plover
(with a Buff-breasted Sandpiper!)
September 2005
Ness

American Golden Plover
September 2006
Ness

American Golden Plover
September 2007
Ness

American Golden Plover
September 2007
Ness

 

  • American Golden Plover
  • Pluvialis dominica
  • UK: Just 5 annual records
  • WI: Rare visitor (less than 30 records)
  • Rare visitor (less than 30 records) BTO
  • Breeds: North America
  • Winters: South America
  • Habitat: tundra (migration mudflats, grazing land)
  • Diet: insects, seeds, leaves, berries
  • Often when found is in the company of golden plover.
    Usually greyer, less yellow-brown than golden plovers, stonger head pattern
  • Similar birds : Golden Plover

 

American Golden Plover records in the Western Isles

Rare visitor (less than 30 records)

 

The chart below shows how abundant the American Golden Plover is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

       

     

 

(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)

 

 

Other local bird photographs

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