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Icelandic Golden Plover - Pluvialis apricaria altifrons

 

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© Dave Hughes

 

 

 

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 Pluvialis apricaria altifrons - Icelandic Golden Plover. Although the call and underwing coverts matched that of European Golden Plover, structure and plumage variations more closely aligned to this northern form. This is the first documented reference to this form in S. Gloucestershire.

 

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