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American Golden-Plover
Pluvialis dominica





credit: OW Johnson


ADULT MALE In summer, has striking black underparts, separated from golden-spangled upperparts by broad white band running from forehead to sides of neck. In winter, looks gray overall, with dark crown, and pale supercilium. ADULT FEMALE In summer is similar to male, but black elements of plumage are mottled. In winter, similar to winter male. JUVENILE Similar to winter adult, but with a hint of golden spangling on crown and back.

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