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Pacific Golden Plover

(Pluvialis fulva)
Alternate name(s): "Lesser Golden Plover", "Eastern Golden Plover"
Size: 24-26 cm; wing span 54-61 cm
Weight: 100-200 g

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Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Pacific Golden Plover at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Frontal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in near-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Near-lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Nudgee Beach, QLD, March 2018]

Lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Nudgee Beach, QLD, March 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in transitional plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Nudgee Beach, QLD, March 2018]

Dorsal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Nudgee Beach, QLD, March 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in breeding plumage in flight (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, July 2018]

NON-BREEDING

Near-frontal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Clarendon, QLD, October 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Nudgee Beach, QLD, February 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Caloundra Headland, QLD, January 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Caloundra Headland, QLD, January 2018]

Lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Lateral view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Nudgee Beach, QLD, February 2018]

Lateral view of two Pacific Golden Plovers in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Clarendon, QLD, October 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Lady Elliot Island, near Agnes Water, QLD, January 2016]

Two moulting Pacific Golden Plovers in flight
[Old Bar, NSW, July 2013]

Direct comparison of a Pacific Golden Plover in non-breeding plumage, left, and a Grey Plover, also in non-breeding plumage, right (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Nightcliff, Darwin, NT, November 2018]

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