1. American Golden-Plover Pluvialis dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 27, 2003.  Note the dark crown with contrasting whitish supercilium and the long slender bill.  Note the relative positions of the tips of the tertials, primaries and tail - the tips of four primaries are visible beyond the tips of the tertials; the primaries also extend well beyond the tip of the tail; and the tips of the tertials fall well short of the tail tip.  The breast is neatly mottled with brownish gray.

2. American Golden-Plover P. dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 27, 2003.  Same individual as above, again note the relative positions of the tips of primaries, tertials and tail..

3. American Golden-Plover P. dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 27, 2003.  Same individual as above.

4. American Golden-Plover P. dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 27, 2003.  Same individual as above.

5. American Golden-Plover P. dominica, juvenile, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin, California, USA, September 27, 2003.  Same individual as above, showing details of the gray-brown mottling on the breast.

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 09-20-2003

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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