French: Pluvier bronzé German: Prärie-Goldregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito dorado americano
W Alaska E through N Canada to Baffin I. Winters in South America mainly from SE Brazil and Paraguay S to NE Argentina, some ranging to Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego.
24–28 cm; 106–194 g; wingspan 65–72 cm. Large white patches on sides of breast. Generally greyer, with paler flecks, than very similar P. apricaria... read more
Most-frequently heard calls away from breeding grounds are a short and urgent monosyllabic... read more
Breeds in Arctic and subarctic tundra beyond tree limit, in valleys and well-drained uplands with... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, especially grasshoppers, crickets, beetles and caterpillars; also worms, spiders, molluscs, crustaceans; berries important on... read more
Lays Jun to mid Jul. Monogamous, sometimes for several years, but in NW Alaska a study found that 8% of 131 offspring and 16% of 37 nests... read more
Migratory, with elliptical migration pattern. Adults leave breeding grounds from late Jun (failed... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population 150,000 birds, apparently stable (based on numbers observed on migration through E North America and in wintering... read more
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