American Golden-Plover

Silhouette PloversPlovers
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominica
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Charadriidae

Basic Description

A large shorebird of pastures, open ground, and mudflats, the American Golden-Plover makes one of the longest migratory journeys of any shorebird. It breeds on the high Arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada and winters in the grasslands of central and southern South America.

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Other Names

  • Chorlito Dorado Americano (Spanish)
  • Pluvier bronzé (French)
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