Saturday, April 13, 2013

Golden Plover and Grey Plover at Taijiang National Park

I'm back to my bird-blogging again.

Today, I would like to share the pictures of the Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) and Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola). I saw these two unique plovers standing close to each other in last winter at Taijiang National Park in Tainan, and Grey Plover was one of my lifers. From the pictures, you can clearly distinguish the non-breeding plumage of both species, one in golden plumage and the other one with grey plumage.

Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva)

Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Happy Birding, 4-13-2013.


  1. Yup, one is gold and the other grey. But I still find shore birds and waders so confusing.

  2. yup, need more practice and proper guidance from seasoning birders to learn how to differentiate them.