1. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 20, 2003.  Note the obvious whitish supercilium, the long slender bill, the short tertials (falling well short of the tail tip) and the long primaries (extending well beyond the tail tip).  The tips of four primaries are clearly visible, extending beyond the tips of the tertials.

2. American Golden-Plover P. dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 20, 2003.  Same individual as above, showing the dark mottling on the breast.

3. American Golden-Plover P. dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 20, 2003.  Same individual as above.  Note the dark rump, patterned with black and gold.

Other photographs of tundra plovers on this site:

Pacific Golden-Plovers Pt Reyes NS, California, USA 11-23-2003

American Golden-Plover Pt Reyes NS, California, USA 09-27-2003

European Golden-Plovers Kenfig Pool NNR, Wales 12-24-2003

Black-bellied Plover Pt Reyes NS, California, USA 09-27-2003

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