American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica

ML34032231



eBird Checklist S31373926
Los Angeles River--Bandini Blvd. to Slauson Ave.
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 33.995, -118.1826 Map

Age
Juvenile
Sex
Unknown
Behaviors
Breeding
Tags

Comments

Observation details

Continuing bird found earlier in the week by Dick Barth. Plover with dark upper parts with extensive golden-yellow spotting on the back, scapulars, and tertials, while the upper wing coverts were not as dark with grayish-white spotting. The crown was blackish (also with fine golden spots) and the face was dark brown contrasting with whitish lores and supercilium. The throat and breast down to the legs was a dingy, pale gray-brown with extensive whitish spotting, while the belly and under tail coverts were white. The bill was rather slender compared to a Black-bellied Plover (none present), and I never observed the under wing coverts. At rest, there were four primary tips visibly extending beyond the tertials, and the primaries extended slightly past the tip of the tail. I never heard the bird vocalize.

Technical Information

Model
Canon EOS 70D
Lens model
EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
f-stop
f/5.6
Focal length
400 mm
Shutter speed
1/320 sec
ISO
800
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
820KB
Dimensions
1142 x 957

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