Hede-hjejlen, eller bare Hjejlen, (Pluvialis apricaria) ved Råbjerg Kirke NJ.
Foto: © Frank Simonsen

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The Eurasian Golden Plover, Pluvialis apricaria, is a largish plover. This species is similar to two other golden plovers. American Golden Plover, Pluvialis dominiica, and Pacific Golden Plover, Pluvialis fulva, are both smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than Eurasian Golden Plover, and both have grey rather than white axillary feathers (only properly visible in flight). Breeding adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast and white underparts.
Photo: © Frank Simonsen



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