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 30 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
Three Is One Too Much. Locality Termunten, Groningen Province, Netherlands
Natures Garlands 15 September 2014 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 28 sec 4.7
A close up of a juvenile Locality Gressholmen Island, Oslo Fjord, Oslo & Akershus, Norway (ssp apricaria)
Eric Roualet 14 August 2009 3 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 1 year ago 19 sec 4.6
Birds on the ground, well camouflaged Locality Punta Entinas-Sabinar, Almeria, Andalucia, Spain
Juan Sanabria 1 January 2013 1 year ago 1 min 5 sec 4.4
A pair copulating Locality Hautes-Fagnes, Liège Province, Belgium (ssp apricaria)
Jean Hupperetz 4 April 2003 10 years ago 6 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 34 photos
Locality Tuscany Region, Italy
Lorenzo Shoubridge 15 November 2013 7 weeks ago 4.8
In a ploughed pivot field
Locality Arakhiya Farm, Al Rayyan, Qatar
John A Thompson 12 December 2011 2 years ago 4.5
A bird in the snow
Locality Valladolid, Castile and Leon, Spain
CarlosNaza 3 December 2010 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 1 December 2010 51 weeks ago 4.3
Adult in non-breeding plumage resting in a pasture
Locality Arkemheen, Nijkerk, Gelderland Province, Netherlands
Peter Vercruijsse 29 November 2013 31 weeks ago 4.3