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Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva, Charadriidae: Plovers, Dotterel and Lapwings) Victoria, Australia

In Australia the Pacific Golden Plover is a non-breeding summer visitor, mostly to the coast, having migrated from its breeding grounds in eastern Siberia. Here filmed on a rocky shoreline west of Melbourne, Victoria. Often shy and wary to approach. Also a widespread summer visitor to Islands in the SW Pacific. Footage of the related Eurasian Golden Plover can be seen at: and

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