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    American Golden-Plover

    Pluvialis 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 bronz√© (French)
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