1. Pacific Golden-Plover Pluvialis fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  A slight, slender and long-winged golden-plover.  Note the extensive bright yellow in the upperparts, the long tertials and the three primary tips visible beyond the tips of the tertials.  This was one of three birds present - see below for photos of the other two.

2. Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  Same individual as above.

3. Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  Same individual as above.

4. Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  A different individual, this bird was noticeably warmer and more buffy on the head and neck.

5. Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  The same buffy individual as in 4 above.

6. Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  The same buffy individual as in 4 above.

7. Pacific Golden-Plover P. fulva, Point Reyes National Seashore, California, USA, November 23, 2003.  A third individual.

Other photographs of tundra plovers on this site:

American Golden-Plover Pt Reyes NS, California, USA 09-20-2003

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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