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Charadriiformes / Charadrii - Pacific Golden Plover
 
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Shorebirds, Charadriiformes
Pterocli - Sandgrouse
Charadrii - Shorebirds
Families: Seedsnipe, Plains-wanderer, Thick-knees, Plovers and Lapwings, Oystercatchers,
    IbisbillStilts and Avocets, Painted Snipe, Jacanas, Magellanic Plover, Sheathbills,
    Sandpipers, Phalaropes
Lari - Gulls, Terns, Skimmers
Families: Crab Plovers, Pratiincoles and Coursers, Jaegers and Skuas, Gulls, Terns, Skimmers
Alcae - Auks
Families: Auks
 
Species:  
Pacific Golden-Plover, Southern Lapwing, Blackish Oystercatcher,
American Black Oystercatcher
, Silver Gull, Western Gull, Heermann's Gull, Lava Gull, Swallow-tailed Gull, Kelp Gull, Dolphin Gull, South American Tern
 
Images:   
Piping and Semipalmated Plovers, Masked, Southern, and Northern Lapwings,
Eurasian, Blackish, and American Black Oystercatchers, Pied Stilt, Northern Jacana,
Snowy Sheathbill
Willet, Sanderling, and Western Sandpiper, Red-necked Phalarope,
Laughing Gull, Forster's Tern, Black Skimmer, South Polar Skua, Bonaparte's Gull,
Fairy Tern, Black Skimmer, Common Murre and Black Guillemot
 
  Pacific Golden-Plover, Pluvialis fulva
 
  Cornell     USGS     Wiki     ToL     EoL
  Pacific Golder-Plover in non-breeding plumage. This species and the American Golden-Plover were formerly considered to be a single species. This species has more yellow in its plumage. Seattle Aquarium.
   This plover breeds in western Alaska and across much of the Arctic tundra of Russia (west to Tiksi and the Lena River).
 
Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Golder Plover in non-breeding plumage. This species and the American Golden-Plover were formerly considered to be a single species. This species has more yellow in its plumage. Seattle Aquarium.    There is also a Eurasian Golden Plover, Pluvialis apricaria, that ranges from Iceland and northern portions of the British Isles, east through Scandinavia east to about the Lena River.
 
Pacific Golden Plover. Seattle Aquarium.
 
  Golden Plover Plovers






  Photos by
  Ed Konrad

 
 
Asilomar State Beach, Monterey, CA
 
       
     
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