Birds of Colombia

    CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae (Plovers)  
Genus: Pluvialis (2 species, 4 worldwide)


American Golden Plover
American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica)
Wahoo, Nebraska, United States
  The non-breeding American Golden Plover looks a lot like the non-breeding Grey Plover, but check for a thicker eyebrow.
   
Photograph by Kelly Colgan Azar     Copyright and usage info

Grey Plover
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Curry Hammock State Park, Florida, USA
  Once called the Black-bellied Plover because of black belly in breeding plumage.
   

Grey Plover
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Long Key State Park, Florida Keys, USA
  The non-breeding Grey Plover looks a lot like the non-breeding American Golden Plover, but check for a thin eyebrow, and black feathers inside the wing where it meets the body (axillaries) (Birds of Costa Rica).
   


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