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  • The American golden plover is a medium-sized plover. Adults are spotted gold and black on the crown, back and wings. Their face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. It is similar to two other golden plovers, Eurasian and Pacific. The American golden plover is smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than European golden plover which also has white axillary feathers. It is more similar to Pacific golden plover with which it was once considered conspecific under the name "lesser golden plover". The Pacific golden plover is slimmer than the American species, has a shorter primary projection, and longer legs, and is usually yellower on the back. These birds forage for food on tundra, fields, beaches and tidal flats, usually by sight. They eat insects and crustaceans, also berries. The breeding habitat of American golden plover is Arctic tundra from northern Canada and Alaska. They nest on the ground in a dry open area. They are migratory and winter in southern South America.

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