Icelandic Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria altifrons - 1

 

Dave Hughes

 

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2014

An interesting summer plumaged adult Golden Plover was present in the New Passage/ Northwick Warth/ Pilning Wetland area from July 13th - 22nd and was showing characteristics of the form Icelandic Golden Plover - Pluvialis apricaria altifrons. Although the call and underwing coverts matched that of European Golden Plover, structure and plumage variations more closely aligned to this northern form.