American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica
Conservation Status: Least Concern

The American Golden-Plover is a dainty, stately migratory shorebird frequenting inland pastures during the northern winter. They migrate from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to T&T while in their breeding plumage. Upon arrival they moult to a more neutral winter plumage. During their long over-ocean flights, they can sustain speeds of up to 128km/h.

Wing Span: 65–67 cm
Length: 24 – 28 cm
Weight: 120 g
American Golden-Plover transitioning to nonbreeding plumage, Sep 2020

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