American Golden-Plover

Pluvialis dominica

Order:
Charadriiformes
Family:
Charadriidae
Sections

Tables and Appendices

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Table 1

Measurements (mm) of golden-plover eggs. Data shown as mean ± SD (range).

Region/Source Length Width Sample (1)
American Golden-Plover
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 47.9 ± 1.9 (44.4-52.1) 33.9 ± 0.5 (32.9-35.3) 40 (10)
Churchill, MB (3) 48.3 ± 1.7 32.8 ± 0.8 88 (23)
Victoria I. and Jenny Lind I., NU (4) 48.8 (44.9-52.8) 33.1 (32.1-34.0) 24 (6)
Unspecified (5) 47.5 (42.0-56.0) 32.5 (30.0-34.5) 143 (-)
Unspecified (6) 48.9 (45.6-53.2) 33.9 (32.3-36.9) 77 (21)
Pacific Golden-Plover
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 48.4 ± 1.9 (44.3-53.2) 33.0 ± 0.7 (31.4-34.0) 44 (11)
Yamal Peninsula, Siberia (3) 46.9 ± 1.7 32.5 ± 0.8 36 (9)
Unspecified (5) 48.0 (45.2-51.8) 33.2 (31.5-34.9) 34 (-)
Unspecified (6) 49.0 (46.5-52.3) 33.7 (32.1-35.7) 88 (22)
ne. Siberia (7) 48.0 (46.8-49.7) 32.8 (31.0-35.0) 44 (11)
Taimyr Peninsula, Siberia (8) 47.6 ± 1.3 32.8 ± 0.7 277 (73)

(1) No. of eggs (no. of clutches).

(2) OWJ.

(3) Byrkjedal and Thompson 1998.

(4) Parmelee et al. 1967.

(5) U.S. National Museum collections; Bent 1929.

(6) Western Foundation of Vertebrate Zoology collections.

(7) Kondratiev 1982.

(8) Schekkerman et al. 2004, I Tulp in litt.

Appendix 1

Linear (mm) and mass (g) measurements of American Golden-Plovers. Data shown as mean ± SD (range; n).

Male Female Combined Male and Female
Wing Length (1)
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 184 ± 3.7
(176-192; 63)
Churchill, MB (3) 190 ± 3.4
(183-198; 31)
Canadian Arctic (4) 182 ± 7.5 182 ± 7.4
(156-192; 88) (166-199; 60)
Victoria I. and Jenny Lind I., NU (5) 181
(170-189; 8)
Region(s) not indicated (6) 183 183
(173-193; 21) (175-188; 19)
Bill Length
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 22.8 ± 0.9
(21.0-25.1; 62)
Churchill, MB (3) 22.3 ± 0.8
(20.8-24.2; 30)
Canadian Arctic (4) 23.2 ± 1.3 23.3 ± 1.1
(19-25; 87) (21-26; 60)
Victoria I. and Jenny Lind I., NU (5) 21.7
(20.5-22.5; 8)
Region(s) not indicated (6) 23.1
(20-27; 54)
Total Head Length
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 58.3 ± 1.0
(55.6-60.2; 59)
Churchill, MB (3) 58.7 ± 2.2
(56.2-60.4; 3)
Tarsus Length
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 44.5 ± 1.3
(41.9-47.2; 63)
Churchill. MB (3) 44.9 ± 1.5
(41.7-47.6; 38)
Canadian Arctic (4) 43.3 ± 2.0 43.1 ± 1.7
(39-48; 88) (39-47; 59)
Victoria I. and Jenny Lind I., NU (5) 42.4
(41-44; 8)
Region(s) not indicated (6) 41.4
(39-44; 56)
Tail Length
Canadian Arctic (4) 65.5 ± 3.7 64.4 ± 3.4
(56-78; 88) (56-73; 60)
Victoria I. and Jenny Lind I., NU (5) 67.9
(64-72; 8)
Mass
Seward Peninsula, AK (2) 150 ± 8.1 152 ± 8.9
(137-166; 32) (134-170; 23)
Churchill, MB (3) 140 ± 5.0 147 ± 6.5
(134-148; 6) (138-158; 8)
Alaska, Canada (7) 145 146
(122-194; 50) (126-169; 32)
nw. Minnesota (8) 173 ± 14.7 185 ± 4.9
(149-188; 5) (178-190; 5)

(1) Flattened wing.

(2) Nesting birds, late May through Jun (OWJ).

(3) Nesting Birds (J. Klima in litt.)

(4) Probably breeding birds and migrants (Cramp and Simmons 1983).

(5) Breeding and postbreeding birds, late Jun to early Aug (Parmelee et al. 1967).

(6) Status of birds unknown (Prater et al. 1977).

(7) Breeding birds, mainly Jun-Jul (Cramp and Simmons 1983).

(8) Migrants en route north, mid-May (Johnson 1973b)

Recommended Citation

Johnson, O. W., P. G. Connors, and P. Pyle (2019). American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica), version 3.1. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bna.amgplo.03.1