Scandinavian Mountains over 2000m - Flora & Fauna

Scandinavian Mountains over 2000 metres - James Baxter

Flora & FaunaBirds › Golden Plover

Pluvialis apricaria, Golden Plover, Heilo. 23cm.

Golden Plover
A summer visitor found in the moorland zone, especially in grassy areas, where it is quite common.

They nest on the ground amongst vegetation in a scraped earth bowl. They eat insects and vegetation as well as some berries and grass seeds.

They are often found in large flocks outside the breeding season. The sexes are alike.