European golden plover

Description
Dartmoor is Britain’s most southerly breeding area for the golden plover where craneflies are a major food source. Rising temperatures are drying the peaty soils and killing the insect larvae which may reduce the plovers’ breeding success in Devon.
Accession Loan No.
744/1997
Simple Name
bird: mount
Full Name
CHARADRIIDAE: Pluvialis apricaria (Linnaeus): European golden plover
Common Name
European golden plover
Family
CHARADRIIDAE
Genus
Pluvialis
Species
apricaria
Phylum
CHORDATA: VERTEBRATA
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Contintent
Europe
Created At
2016-10-13 15:46:46
Updated At
2016-10-13 15:46:46

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