• Grey and golden plovers

    Grey and golden plovers

    From the end of autumn until the first days of spring, the coastal wetlands of Greece, attract two species of plovers with differences that is difficult to discern. Grey plovers (Pluvialis squatarola) and golden plovers (Pluvialis apricaria) visit Greece in small groups or solitary and their coexistence is not a common sight. So their differences are easier to distinct when they appear together, like here at the Oropos wetland. To the left of the photo is the slightly smaller golden plover with the golden colors, the small beak and the narrow wings, and to the right is the larger grey plover with the gray colors, the heavy beak and the big wings.

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