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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 […]

Habitat Use and Resource Overlap by Breeding Golden Ploversand Dotterels (Pluvialis apricaria, Charadrius morinellus)

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 5 abstract This study describes their habitat use and resource overlap in an area of co-occur-rence in southern Norway, and analyzes their population densities, and aggression inrelation to predictions from the competitive exclusion principle. Ingvar Byrkjedal, J. Orn. 130, 1989: S. 197-206 Download article download full text (pdf)

Comparative diurnal and nocturnal diet and foraging in Eurasian Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria and Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus wintering on arable farmland.

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 6 abstract Knowledge of diet and intake rates is a useful first step in understanding the distribution and behaviour of foragers. The diet of Golden Plovers and Lapwings feeding on arable farmland has been rarely studied. Yet these species increasingly occupy this habitat in winter. They are known to […]

Warmer springs advance the breeding phenology of goldenplovers Pluvialis apricariaand their prey (Tipulid )

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 4 abstract Most studies of climate-driven changes in avian breeding phenology have focused on temperate passerines, yet the consequences of such environmental change may be more deleterious for other avian taxa, such as arctic and sub-arctic waders (Charadrii). We therefore examine large-scale climatic correlates of the breeding phenology of […]

Habitat selection by golden plover Pluvialis apricaria chicks

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 2 abstract Despite the listing of golden plover Pluvialis apricaria on Annex 1 of the European Directive on theConservation of Wild Birds there is virtually no information on the habitat requirements or diet oftheir chicks. We used radio telemetry to investigate habitat selection of 22 broods on two uplandstudy […]

Testing the effects of recreational disturbance on two upland breeding waders

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 7 abstract Previous work has shown that Golden Plovers Pluvialis apricaria guarding chicks utilize heavily disturbed habitat at a lower rate than surrounding areas, but that such rates of avoidance are reduced when the movement of people is restricted to a surfaced footpath. However, there remained some unanswered questions, […]

Time budgets and foraging of breeding golden plover Pluvialis apricaria

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 1 abstract 1. The golden plover Pluvialis apricaria is of high conservation concern in Europe.Previous studies have concentrated on how birds utilize moorland. We used radio-telemetry to study their habitat selection and behaviour, during both night andday, in an upland landscape of enclosed

Nest-site selection by golden plover: why do shorebirds avoidnesting on slopes?

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria) Science Article 3 abstract It is widely known that many upland-breeding shorebirds tend to nest on plateausbut to date no studies have put forward explanations for this phenomenon. Weexamined the effect of slope and habitat on the distribution of ground-nesting goldenplover Pluialis apricaria at two study sites in County Durham, U.K. […]

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Pluvialis fulva | [UK] Pacific Golden Plover | [FR] Pluvier fauvem | [DE] Pazifik-Goldregenpfeifer | [ES] | [NL] Kleine Goudplevier Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Black underparts with narrow white flanking line, vent tends to be mostly white with scattering of black. Very similar to Eurasian and American […]

Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Pluvialis apricaria | [UK] Golden Plover | [FR] Pluvier dore | [DE] Goldregenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlito Dorado Europeo | [NL] Goudplevier Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics Largest and bulkiest of golden plovers, with underwing white, as opposed to brownish […]