Grey Plover determination[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Pluvialis squatarola | [UK] Grey Plover | [FR] Pluvier argenté | [DE] Kiebitzregenpfeifer | [ES] Chorlito de Vientre Negro | [IT] Pivieressa | [NL] Zilverplevier

Subspecies and global distribution

  1. Charadrius squatarola
  2. Pluvialis squatarola cynosurae n Canada
  3. Pluvialis squatarola tomkovichi Wrangel I. (ne Siberia)
  4. Pluvialis squatarola squatarola n Eurasia and Alaska
  5. Pluvialis squatarola NA, EU n


Origin and movements of Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola ringed in Germany
Author(s): Klaus-Michael Exo & Svea Wahls
Abstract: The general migration routes of waders using the East Atlantic flyway are reasonably well known. However, detailed studies on the migration routes and the origin of Grey Plovers staging along the German coasts are very limited...[more]..
Source: Wader Study Group Bull. 81: 42-45. 1996
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The regulation of primary molt speed in the grey plover, Pluvialis squatarola
Author(s): Lorenzo Serra, Les G. Underhill
Abstract: Grey plovers wintering at different latitudes differ in duration of molt. We investigated the role of simultaneous primary shedding and different growth rates of individual primaries on regulation of molt speed. We also explored relationships betwee..[more]..
Source: Acta Zoologica Sinica 52(Supplement): 451-455, 2006
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Moult, mass and migration of Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola wintering in South Africa.
Author(s): Serra L., Whitelaw D.A., Tree A.J. & Underhill L.G.
Abstract: Data on 355 Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola trapped in South Africa in 1971-1997 were used to describe seasonal body mass variation and moult in relation to their very long migrations. The estimated duration of adult primary moult, 131 days, was si..[more]..
Source: ARDEA 87 (1): 71-81.
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