Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Pacific Golden Plover Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Pluvialis fulva
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Eastern Golden Plover, Asiatic Golden Plover
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Pacific Golden Plover is a brown shore bird with golden speckles (adult bird length approximately 24 cm, weight 100 g, wing 17 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 4.2 cm, tail 6 cm). Its bill is black, and its legs and feet are slaty-grey. The male and the female look alike. It feeds chiefly on tiny molluscs. It also takes crustaceans, worms, insects, seeds and vegetable matter.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Andrew Spencer(www.xeno-canto.org/Andrew Spencer), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.