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Plovers (Charadriidae)

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) - HBW 3, p. 423

French: Pluvier fauvem German: Pazifischer Goldregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito Dorado Siberiano
Other common names: Asian/Asiatic/Eastern Golden Plover

Taxonomy: Charadrius fulvus Gmelin, 1789, Tahiti.
Forms superspecies with P. dominica, with which formerly considered conspecific (see page 386). Monotypic.

Distribution: NC & NE Russia, from Yamal Peninsula to Chukotskiy Peninsula and S across Koryakskiy highlands to N Kamchatka; W Alaska. Winters from E Africa through S Asia and Indonesia to Oceania, Australia and New Zealand; small numbers in S California.