French: Pluvier fauve German: Tundra-Goldregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito dorado siberiano
Other common names:
Asian Golden Plover
J. F. Gmelin
NC & NE Russia from Yamal Peninsula E along coast (including Wrangel I) to Chukotskiy Peninsula and S across Koryakskiy highlands to N Kamchatka; W Alaska. Winters from E Africa through S Asia and Indonesia to Oceania, Australia and New Zealand; small numbers in SW USA (S California).
23–26 cm; 100–228 g; wingspan 60–72 cm. Black underparts with narrow white line along flanks in summer plumage; vent tends to be mostly white with... read more
Most-frequently heard calls away from breeding grounds a whistled “klu-eeuh” or similar but shorter... read more
Breeds in drier parts of typical tundra, but not on coastline; in shrub tundra, rarely forest... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insects, molluscs, worms, crustaceans and spiders; berries particularly important on tundra; occasionally seeds and leaves, and... read more
Breeds in boreal summer, with laying in mid May to Jul, depending on latitude, altitude and weather. Presumed to be seasonally monogamous.... read more
Migratory. Appears in Siberian tundra in early Jun; Taymyr population migrates over middle taiga... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Population wintering in SW & SC Asia probably numbers c. 100,000 birds, and in CE & SE Asia at least 100,000 birds; c. 9000... read more
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