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.
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VideosSee all 49 videos
Several birds on a beach, among Ruddy Turnstones and Black-naped Terns. Locality Kolombangara Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 October 2010 2 years ago 14 sec 3.9
A bird foraging on a field. Locality Nakhon Phanom Province, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 26 January 2012 1 year ago 14 sec 3.8
Two birds on a beach, close to a Grey-tailed Tattler and several Ruddy Turnstones. Locality Kolombangara Island, Western Province, Solomon Islands (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 12 October 2010 2 years ago 21 sec 3.8
A bird in winter plumage bathing and preening Locality Seaplane ramp, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (Monotypic species)
Curt Kessler 31 October 2007 5 years ago 26 sec 3.8
An adult in non-breeding plumage foraging on a marsh Locality California, USA (United States) (Monotypic species)
Don DesJardin 28 February 2003 6 years ago 17 sec 3.8
Several birds moving on an estuary. Locality Manawatu River Estuary, North Island, New Zealand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2013 6 weeks ago 18 sec 3.8
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A bird in non-breeding plumage resting its head on its back while perching on a rock in the sea.
Locality Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Victoria, Australia (Monotypic species)
Nick Talbot 25 January 2010 3 years ago 3.3
An adult male in breeding plumage calling in the tundra
Locality Pyasina Delta, Taymyr Peninsula, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Eastern Russia, Russia (Monotypic species)
Laurent Demongin 1 July 2008 4 years ago 3.3
Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)
Locality Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands
Dani Valverde 12 April 2009 2 years ago 3.3
A bird on a beach.
Locality Manawatu River Estuary, North Island, New Zealand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 9 February 2013 5 weeks ago 3.2
A bird on the ground
Locality Koothankulam Bird Sanctuary, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 30 January 2011 2 years ago 3.2
A back view of an adult bird
Locality Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
raniero massoli-novelli 1 August 2001 2 years ago 3.2