European golden plover

European golden plover
Kulík zlatý (Pluvialis apricaria) a (3949776435).jpg
Adult in breeding plumage
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Charadriiformes
Family:Charadriidae
Genus:Pluvialis
Species:
P. apricaria
Binomial name
Pluvialis apricaria
Pluvialis apricaria map.svg
Synonyms
  • Charadrius apricarius Linnaeus, 1758
  • Charadrius pluvialis Linnaeus, 1758

The European golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria), also known as the Eurasian golden plover or just the golden plover within Europe, is a largish plover. This species is similar to two other golden plovers: the American golden plover, Pluvialis dominica, and Pacific golden plover, Pluvialis fulva, which are both smaller, slimmer and relatively longer-legged than European golden plover, and both have grey rather than white axillary feathers (only properly visible in flight).

Taxonomy

The genus name is Latin and means relating to rain, from pluvia, "rain". It was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent.[2] The species name apricaria is Latin and means to bask in the sun.[3]

Other Languages
azərbaycanca: Qızılı qonurqanad
беларуская: Залацісты сявец
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Залацісты сявец
български: Златиста булка
brezhoneg: Morlivid-lann
čeština: Kulík zlatý
Cymraeg: Cwtiad aur
dansk: Hjejle
eesti: Rüüt
Esperanto: Orpluvio
føroyskt: Lógv
français: Pluvier doré
Frysk: Wilster
Gaeilge: Feadóg bhuí
íslenska: Heiðlóa
magyar: Aranylile
македонски: Златно блатарче
Nederlands: Goudplevier
Nordfriisk: Hiasluuper
norsk: Heilo
norsk nynorsk: Heilo
Piemontèis: Pluvialis apricaria
português: Tarambola-dourada
slovenčina: Kulík zlatý
svenska: Ljungpipare
українська: Сивка звичайна
Tiếng Việt: Pluvialis apricaria
粵語: 歐金斑鴴