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Moult, mass and migration of Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola wintering in South Africa.

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Science Article 2 abstract Data on 355 Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola trapped in South Africa in 1971-1997 were used to describe seasonal body mass variation and moult in relation to their very long migrations. The estimated duration of adult primary moult, 131 days, was similar to that observed in India and […]

Origin and movements of Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarolaringed in Germany

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Science Article 3 abstract The general migration routes of waders using the East Atlantic flyway are reasonably wellknown. However, detailed studies on the migration routes and the origin of Grey Ploversstaging along the German coasts are very limited. Klaus-Michael Exo & Svea Wahls, Wader Study Group Bull. 81: 42-45. 1996 Download […]

The regulation of primary molt speed in the grey plover,Pluvialis squatarola

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Science Article 1 abstract Grey plovers wintering at different latitudes differ in duration of molt. We investigated the role of simultaneous primaryshedding and different growth rates of individual primaries on regulation of molt speed. We also explored relationships betweenlength and mass of primaries and primary growth rates. Grey plovers adjusted molt […]

The Migration of the American Golden Plover Through Surinam

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) Science Article 8 abstract American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) has the fame of making a long transoceanic flight in autumn from Nova Scotia to northern South America and after a short stop proceeding to its winter quarters in Argentina. In spring the birds are said to return in a long […]

Featured Photo: Identification of Adult Pacific and American Golden Plovers in their Southbound Migration

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) Science Article 6 abstract Connors (1983) and Connors et al. (1993) confirmed that American (Pluvialis dominica) and Pacific (P. fulva) Golden-Plovers breeding in sympatry in Alaska are distinct species, a conclusion adopted by the A.O.U. (1993). Distinguishing these two species requires that the bird’s age or plumage class be determined […]

Male-Biased Breeding Ground Fidelity and Longevity in American Golden-Plovers

American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) Science Article 7 abstract The American Golden-Plover (PZuvialis dominicus) and its close relative the Pacific Golden-Plover (P. jiilva) are seasonally monogamous with both parents sharing in defense of the breeding territory, incubation, and care of the young (for a detailed treatment of breeding

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