Definition of golden plover in English:

golden plover

Syllabification: gold·en plov·er

noun

  • A northern Eurasian and North American plover, with a gold-speckled back and black face and underparts in the breeding season.
    • Genus Pluvialis, family Charadriidae: three species, in particular P. apricaria of Europe and P. dominica of Canada
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    • One bright aspect is new research showing that heather moorland managed for shooting is a haven for other wildlife and rare upland birds, such as black grouse, golden plovers, curlew and lapwing.
    • It is the home of the lapwing, curlew, golden plover, dunlin and red grouse.
    • They include pine marten, wildcat, stoat and weasel as well as golden eagles, merlin, peregrine falcon, golden plover and in time black grouse and capercaillie.

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