Subject: [Plovers] European Golden Plover [Print This Page] Author: HKBWS Ivan Time: 25/10/2015 16:09 Subject: European Golden Plover
Our surveyor found a European Golden Plover at Geiwai 16/17 in Mai Po Nature Reserve this morning.
Noted the bird with chunky body and head, larger size compare with Pacific Golden Plover in the 2nd photo, proportionately short legs (PISTON & HEINL 2001)
Also the underwing color is key feature to distinguish Pacific Golden Plover and European Golden Plover. European showed Whitish underwing and Pacific showed a greyish.