1021. Charadrius dominicus

1021. EASTERN GOLDEN PLOVER.
CHARADRIUS DOMINICUS.
Charadrius dominicus, P. L. S. Muller, Natursyst. Suppl, p. 116 (1776) ; Sharpe, Cat. B. Br. Mus. xxiv. p. 195 ; Ridgway, p. 174 ; Saunders, p. 549 ; Poynting, p. 49, pl. 12 ; G. fulvus, Gmel. Syst. Nat. i. p. 687 (1788) ; Dresser, vii. p. 443, pls. 516, 517, figs. 2, 3 ; Tacz. E. O. Sib. O. p. 815 ; Blanf. F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 234 ; Poynting, p. 45, pl. 11 ; C. virginicus, Licht. Verz. Doubl. p. 70 (1823).
Chata-bottan, Hindu. ; Muneguro-shigi, Jap.
ad. (E. Asia). Differs from C. pluvialis in being smaller, with the tarsus longer and more slender, and in having the axillaries smoky brown, and the under wing-coverts smoky brown with a dash of white here and there. Culmen 0.95, wing 6.25, tail 2.5, tarsus 1.55 inch.
Hab. Asia east of the Yenesei, north to Kamchatka, east to Japan, south in winter through China, India, and the Philippines to Australia ; East Africa ; Greenland ; North and South America from the extreme north to Patagonia ; has occurred as a straggler in Great Britain, Heligoland, Poland, Spain, and Italy.
In general habits it does not differ from G. pluvialis, but its note is said to differ, and to more resemble that of the Grey Plover. Its nest and eggs are also similar except that the latter are as a rule paler in ground-colour. In size they measure about 1.95 by 1.32.
I agree with Dr. Sharpe in uniting the Asiatic and American species, though the Asiatic form is generally smaller, but it does not otherwise differ.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1021. Charadrius dominicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1021
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
732
Common name: 
Eastern Golden Plover
M_ID: 
4041
M_CN: 
American Golden Plover
M_SN: 
Pluvialis dominica
Volume: 
Vol. 2
id: 
10214

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