Pacific Golden Plovers bathing and preening

Pacific Golden Plover

“Whenever the migratory Pacific Golden Plovers (Pluvialis fulva) arrive in our wetlands, they are always a joy to behold (above).

Pacific Golden Plover

“After a series of long flights, they refresh themselves in the shallows (above, below).

Pacific Golden Plover

“Video clips of these bathing beauties may be previewed here:


“Thereafter, much care is taken to keep their feathers in tip top condition (below).

Pacific Golden Plover
Pacific Golden Plover

“A video clip of this process may be previewed here:”

Dr Leong Tzi Ming
13th April 2019


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