An American Golden-Plover (Pluvialis dominica) flaps its wings after bathing at pond in Linden, Guyana (Photo by Kester Clarke www.kesterclarke.net)

The American Golden-Plover can be found in the Arctic tundra from northern Canada  and Alaska.

It  migratory and spends winter in South America. It has a black face, neck, breast, and belly, with a white crown and nape that extends to the side of the breast. The back is mottled black and white with pale, gold spots. The female is similar, but with less black. The head is small, along with the bill. These birds forage for food usually by sight. They eat insects and ustaceans.

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