American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

AMGP

Code 6

PLUDOM

ITIS

HEAD

American Golden-Plover Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: All-purpose
  • Eye Color: Dark brown.
  • Head pattern: Striped, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Dark brown to black with tan spots.
  • Forehead Color: White
  • Nape Color: Dark brown to black with tan spots.
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

American Golden-Plover Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 25-28 cm (10-11 in)
  • Weight: 145 g (5.1 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: White, Brown, Black
  • Underparts: Black
  • Upperparts: Dark brown with yellow spots.
  • Back Pattern: Mottled
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

American Golden-Plover Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Direct flight with steady quick wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 46-56 cm (18-22 in)
  • Wing Shape: Tapered-Wings
  • Tail shape: Pointed Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Dark Brown
  • Upper Tail: Dark brown with yellow barring.
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Dark gray to black.
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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