26cm to 29cm
67cm to 76cm
160g to 280g
The golden plover is a medium-sized member of the plover family. In the summer they have a unique black and gold plumage. By winter, the black colourings are replaced with buff and white.
Most of the time you'll find them standing upright and running in short bursts, they are also very wary when on breeding grounds.
In the winter, they can be found flying in fairly tight formations in large flocks.
Their diets mainly consist of insects, beetles and worms.
Frequently seen running along the shore in a stop/start fashion, the Ringed Plover is a plump but neatly marked wader of coastlines and inland waterways.
With glossy green plumage and an extravagant crest, the Lapwing is an eye-catching wader of marsh and pasture.
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