Pacific Golden-Plover

Pluvialis fulva

ML250622491



eBird Checklist S71646692
Cape Hatteras NS--Cape Point Campground
Dare, North Carolina, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 35.2356, -75.5388 Map

Age
Not specified
Sex
Not specified
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Media notes

Observation details

Continuing bird associating with a group of Killdeer around Row I of the campground. This bird was initially identified as an American Golden-Plover, but upon further study by experienced birders, was proven to be a Pacific Golden-Plover. Although the bird is in molt and many of the feathers are worn, only three primary wing tips appear to extend beyond the ends of the tertials (which look quite long), and the primary projection hardly extends beyond the tail. The white patterning extends all the way into the flanks and undertail coverts, which have some black barring and spotting respectively. The legs also seem to be rather long, and the white facial stripe appears very narrow and angular in shape, both of which suggest Pacific. Many photos obtained. Lifer!

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens model
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
f-stop
f/7.1
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/1600 sec
ISO
320
Flash
Flash did not fire
Original file size
918KB
Dimensions
2149 x 1359

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