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Counts of spring passage Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria in north Lewis

Rae, Stuart; Jones, M.G.W.; Stewart, F.; Tingay, R.

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In spring, large numbers of Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria feed in lowland areas of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, and many of these are presumed to be birds which breed in Iceland. This study estimated how many Icelandic birds pass through north Lewis, the most northerly part of the island group. Birds were counted during spring 2005, and samples of these birds were scored on a scale of 0-9 by the boldness of their plumage. Northern Golden Plover have bolder breeding plumage than southern...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/60450
Source: Ringing and Migration

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