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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.

For more details for ID, there are an article about 1st record of European Golden Plover in Alaska. please see

Thanks for Mr. Yu Yat Tung & other friends to give suggestion to ID
Thanks for Mr. John Holmes to get a good photo of the underwing to look more details to confirm the ID

Author: 星魚    Time: 25/10/2015 17:43

Wonderful Find! Congrats Ivan
Author: cthomas    Time: 25/10/2015 19:24

Thanks for your great find!

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Author: John Holmes    Time: 25/10/2015 20:30     Subject: European Golden Plover

Thanks to Ivan TSE for finding this bird today.

Some record shots from me (in the order they were taken).

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Author: lexusjohn    Time: 26/10/2015 11:08

Good find and good shots !!!
Author: hkinni    Time: 27/10/2015 22:20

Thank you Ivan ,Peter and Michelle

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