April 3, 2015 – Eurasian Golden Plover, European Golden Plover, or Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)

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These plovers are found in Europe and North Africa, breeding in moorland and tundra of Northern Europe and northwestern Asia. They eat various invertebrates, especially beetles, as well as berries, grass, and seeds. Solitary nesters, they make a small scrape on flat, open ground. Both the American and Pacific Golden Plover look similar to these birds, but both are smaller, with longer legs.