American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica

ML56385091


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Carl Lundblad
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eBird Checklist S36431925
Bear River MBR--Auto Tour Loop
Box Elder, Utah, United States
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Latitude and Longitude 41.4692, -112.2948 Map

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Unknown
Sex
Unknown
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Observation details

Pluvialis plovers, more slender than Black-bellied with relatively smaller heads, thinner necks, and slender bills. Wings extending well beyond tail tip and lots of primary extending beyond tertial tips, but I couldn't count how many. Bold supercillia setting off contrasting dark caps. "Contrasty" gold and dark speckled upper parts. Delayed pre-alternate molt also consistent with this species; Pacific Golden-plover (which I'm not sure we really need to consider) undergo pre-alternate molt early in spring, usually/often prior to migration. Black-bellied Plovers typically molt earlier in the spring, and the several hundred I saw this same morning at AIC were all in alternate plumage.

Technical Information

Model
Canon PowerShot SX20 IS
f-stop
f/5.7
Focal length
100 mm
Shutter speed
1/500 sec
ISO
80
Flash
Flash did not fire, auto
Original file size
692KB
Dimensions
2729 x 2046

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