Eurasian Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) - HBW 3, p. 423
French: Pluvier doré
Spanish: Chorlito Dorado Europeo
Other common names: (Greater/European) Golden Plover
Taxonomy: Charadrius apricarius Linnaeus, 1758, Lappland.
Validity of subspecific division regularly debated, due to considerable variation within local populations and no apparent differences in measurements. Birds of British Is to N Germany formerly considered separate race, oreophilos. Two subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- altifrons (C. L. Brehm, 1831) - EC Greenland, Iceland and Faeroes to N Fenno-Scandia, and thence E to Taymyr Peninsula.
- apricaria (Linnaeus, 1758) - British Is, through W Germany, Denmark and S Fenno-Scandia to Baltic states.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 31 videos
An adult coming back to the nest and incubating Locality Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Eastern Russia, Russia (ssp altifrons)
Laurent Demongin 8 July 2010 4 years ago 27 sec 4.8
A close up of a juvenile Locality Gressholmen Island, Oslo Fjord, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp apricaria)
Eric Roualet 14 August 2009 4 years ago 13 sec 4.6
A calling chick in a nest, which also contains three eggs; Hardangervidda plateau. Locality Hordaland County, Norway (ssp altifrons)
Greg Baker 17 July 1999 2 years ago 19 sec 4.6
Three Is One Too Much. Locality Termunten, Groningen Province, Netherlands
Natures Garlands 15 September 2014 17 weeks ago 28 sec 4.5
A male calling, preening and wing-stretching; Hardangervidda plateau Locality Hordaland County, Norway (ssp altifrons)
Greg Baker 17 July 1999 2 years ago 51 sec 4.4
A huge wintering group Locality Friesland Province, Netherlands
Pascal Vagner 23 February 2014 49 weeks ago 38 sec 4.4
PhotosSee all 46 photos
resting on shallow
Locality Blato, City of Zagreb, Croatia
spiljar 5 October 2011 9 weeks ago 4.6
A bird in seaside
Locality Filyos, Zonguldak Province, Turkey
Mustafa Sozen 3 October 2014 10 weeks ago 4.4
A bird in the snow
Locality Valladolid, Castile and Leon, Spain
CarlosNaza 3 December 2010 4 years ago 4.4
In a ploughed pivot field
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 12 December 2011 3 years ago 4.4
Midsummer and very warm on Iceland. The plover seems to like it to.
Wijnand 23 July 2013 1 year ago 4.3
Eurasian Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)
Locality Les Grangettes Nature Reserve, Noville, Vaud Canton, Switzerland
Jacques Erard 2 December 2010 1 year ago 4.3