Charadrius pluvialis

Charadrius pluvialis, Lin.

845bis. :- Murray's Vertebrate Zoology of Sind, p. 225.

THE EUROPEAN GOLDEN PLOVER.

Length, 10.5 to 11.5; wing, 7.5. Bill black ; irides deep brown.

Forehead yellowish-white, streaked and spotted with pale brown and grey; head on the sides greyish-brown; the crown, back of neck and nape, greyish-brown with purple reflections and yellow angular spots on the edges and tips of the feathers ; chin and throat whitish; breast dusky greyish-white, tinged yellow, and spotted with darker grey; axillary plumes white; greater and lesser wing-coverts greyish-black, the spots paler and the feathers of the greater-coverts tipped with white ; the tail is deep brown, and barred obliquely with yellowish or yellowish-white ; upper tail-coverts like the back.

Pluvialis is at once distinguished by its pure white axillary plumes, which in fulvus are brownish or smoke-grey.

The European Golden Plover has been recorded from Sind; but it is a very rare cold weather visitant.

BookTitle: 
Handbook to the Birds of the Bombay Presidency
Reference: 
Barnes, Henry Edwin. Handbook to the birds of the Bombay Presidency, 1885.
Title in Book: 
Charadrius pluvialis
Spp Author: 
Lin.
Book Author: 
Barnes, H. Edwin
Year: 
1885
Page No: 
328
Common name: 
European Golden Plover
M_ID: 
4039
M_CN: 
European Golden Plover
M_SN: 
Pluvialis apricaria
id: 
11956

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