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    Pacific Golden-Plover

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    Pacific Golden-Plover

    Pluvialis fulva
    • ORDER: Charadriiformes
    • FAMILY: Charadriidae
    Basic Description

    A beautiful shorebird, the Pacific Golden-Plover breeds in western Alaska and Siberia and winters on islands across the Pacific Ocean, through southeast Asia, to northeastern Africa. It is uncommon in North America, found breeding in Alaska, and migrating and wintering in small numbers along the Pacific Coast.

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    Other Names
    • Chorlito Dorado del Pacífico (Spanish)
    • Pluvier fauve (French)
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