AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER

(Pluvialis dominica) 

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Roberts VI / VII ( ) / 278
Clements 2000 60.0270
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
56-26

 

Rare Vagrant
A medium bird (26 cm), a rare vagrant from the Nearctic. It breeds in the Canadian and Alaskan tundra. Previously considered the Lesser Golden Plover, together with the Pacific Golden Plover (R253), there are six records of this bird in southern Africa. It inhabits open coast.

 

List of Stamps showing American Golden Plover

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Barbados 0633a 0535 1979 55c
Barbados 1019 0846 1994 35c
Marshall Islands 1108   1999 1c
Niue 0844   1998 $1.20
St Pierre & Miquelon 0697 0655 1993 10f