Pacific Golden Plover Great Barrier Island

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Mavis Hirini
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Pacific Golden Plover Great Barrier Island

Postby Mavis Hirini » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Please could I have this confirmed. Saw this lonely bird on the estuary at Medlands beach estuary.
Pacific Golden Plover Medlands Estuary G Barrier Island 07112017-2.jpg
Pacific Golden Plover Medlands Estuary G Barrier Island 07112017-2.jpg (901.55 KiB) Viewed 378 times
Bennyboy87654
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Re: Pacific Golden Plover Great Barrier Island

Postby Bennyboy87654 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:30 pm

Defiantly a Golden Plover, most likly a Pacific Golden Plover They are most commonly seen in NZ, The American Golden Plover is ocasionally seen but I cant tell the 2 species apart. Someone should be able to give an exact species.
Great pic i find these birds tricky to get close to
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sav
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Re: Pacific Golden Plover Great Barrier Island

Postby sav » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:05 pm

Hi Mavis,

You are a long way from home! Yes, that is a Pacific Golden Plover without any doubt.

cheers
Sav Saville
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