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American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

  • Calls
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a rapid series of abrupt whistled notes. Flight call a whistled "que-del," or "tuu-u-ee."

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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