Skip navigation
Skip navigation

Counts of spring passage Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria in north Lewis

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


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
Source: Ringing and Migration


File Description SizeFormat Image
01_Rae_Counts_of_spring_passage_2009.pdf347.57 kBAdobe PDF    Request a copy

Items in Open Research are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Updated:  19 May 2020/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator