European Golden Plover

photo by Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

Scientific classification

Order

Charadriiformes

Family

Charadriidae

Subfamily

Pluvialis

Species

apricaria

Appearance

* Medium sized bird with brown spotted plumage
* Long white stripe on the side of the head and neck. The male has blackish underparts
* Size: 25-28 cm

Habitat

Open country like grasslands, also in mountainous areas

Countries

Africa
Asia
Europe

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