American Golden Plover

Pluvialis dominica

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The American golden plover (Pluvialis dominica) is a medium-sized plover. The genus name is Latin and means relating to rain, from pluvia, "rain". It was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent. The species name dominica refers to Santo Domingo, now Hispaniola, in the West Indies.

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  1. (c) Victor W Fazio III, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6760462
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pluvialis_dominica

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