European Golden Plover
Pluvialis apricaria

– medium-sized wader, larger than Common Blackbird
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or (more regular) in small to large, rather dense flocks
– very vocal


European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp, AD BREED -> NBREED
BIF0292, 28/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp, 1CY
BIF0293, 19/10/2013, Wermsdorf, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp, AD BREED -> NBREED
BIF0294, 28/08/2012, Cuxhaven, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp, AD BREED -> NBREED
BIF1110, 25/08/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp, AD BREED -> NBREED
BIF1111, 25/08/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp
BIF1112, 09/04/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp
BIF1113, 09/04/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze

European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp
BIF1114, 09/04/2008, Rügen, Germany, Mathias Putze


European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria ssp, 1CY
BIF1730, 19/10/2013, Wermsdorf, Germany, Patrick Franke
same bird as in BIF0293


European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria altifrons, AD
BIF1731, 10/06/2015, Gjabakkahellir, Iceland, Patrick Franke


European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria altifrons, AD
BIF1732, 12/06/2015, Grímsnes, Iceland, Patrick Franke

comparison species:
Grey Plover (a) (v)
American Golden Plover (a) (v)
Pacific Golden Plover (a) (v)
Eurasian Dotterel (v)

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