Scientific Name: Pluvialis fulva Common Name: Pacific Golden Plover
Identifying Features: golden-brown upper parts, whitish belly, buff neck and head, greyish legs, black bill
- It is migratory and winters in south Asia and Australasia. A research revealed that these birds make the 4800 km non-stop flight between Alaska and Hawaii in 3–4 days.
- Forages for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight. It eats insects and crustaceans and some berries.
This image was clicked by Patrickkavanagh – via Flickr.
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