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European Golden plover (Pluvialis_apricaria) Breeding adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast and white underparts.<br />
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Their breeding habitat is moorland and tundra in the northernmost parts of Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground in a dry open area.These birds forage for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight, although they will also feed by moonlight. They eat insects and crustaceans, also berries. In this case the bird was spotted in Hermaness, Unst (Shetland I.), June 2013. (<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_golden_plover)" rel="nofollow">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_golden_plover)</a> European golden plover,Geotagged,Pluvialis apricaria,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge

European Golden plover (Pluvialis_apricaria)

Breeding adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast and white underparts.
Habitat:

Their breeding habitat is moorland and tundra in the northernmost parts of Europe and western Asia. They nest on the ground in a dry open area.These birds forage for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight, although they will also feed by moonlight. They eat insects and crustaceans, also berries. In this case the bird was spotted in Hermaness, Unst (Shetland I.), June 2013. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_golden_plover)

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The European golden plover , also known as the Eurasian golden plover or just the golden plover within Europe, is a largish plover. This species is similar to two other golden plovers. American golden plover, ''Pluvialis dominica'', and Pacific golden plover, ''Pluvialis fulva'', are both smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than European golden plover, and both have grey rather than white axillary feathers .

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
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Uploaded Jan 17, 2016. Captured in B9086, Shetland, Shetland Islands ZE2 9EQ, UK.