Golden Plover


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Golden Plover

 

(Pluvialis apricaria), a bird of the suborder Limicolae of the order Charadriiformes. Body length, 25–30 cm; weight, approximately 200 g. The back is black with yellow speckles, and the underside of the body is white with a longitudinal black band. The golden plover is found in Iceland and northern Europe and Western and Central Siberia. In winter it migrates primarily to Great Britain and the western Mediterranean region. It inhabits mossy bogs, tundra, and forest tundra. It builds its nest on the ground; the clutch contains four eggs. The golden plover eats small invertebrates, seeds, and berries. It is hunted for sport.

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