Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva

A very rare visitor to the UK from the east. This and American Golden Plover were formerly treated as races of one species, Lesser Golden Plover. They are often very hard to separate from one another and the bird shown below masqueraded as an American Golden Plover for several days, being seen by many competent birders before the revised identity was widely (though not universally) acknowledged.

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Pacific Golden Plover, Breydon Water (Norfolk, UK), 31st July 2009

 

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Pacific Golden Plover, Hilf outfall (Masirah, Oman), 7th November 2017

 

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Pacific Golden Plover, from pelagic boat trip out of Mirbat (Dhofar, Oman), 10th November 2017

 

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Pacific Golden Plovers, Khawr Taqah (Dhofar, Oman), 9th November 2017

 

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Pacific Golden Plover, Al Qurum Park (Muscat, Oman), 3rd November 2017