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American Golden-Plover Identification

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The Four Keys to ID

  • Size & Shape

    A medium-sized shorebird with a rather large head, slim neck, long, pointed wings, and relatively long legs. The bill is short, slender, and straight.

    Relative Size

    Larger than a Killdeer, slightly smaller than a Black-bellied Plover.

    Relative Sizebetween robin and crowbetween robin and crow

    • Both Sexes
      • Length: 9.4-11.0 in (24-28 cm)
      • Weight: 4.3-6.8 oz (122-194 g)
      • Wingspan: 25.6-26.4 in (65-67 cm)