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Golden Plover

The golden plover is a summer and winter visitor mostly between October and February. The most distinctive feature of this bird is the white "s" shaped band stretching from its forehead to its flanks. They tend to gather in large flocks in open areas, agricultural plains, ploughed lands and short meadows.

It is red-listed in Ireland due to large declines in the breeding population.

Image (c) by Andrej Chudy used under Creative Commons License BY-SA 2.0.

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