Pacific Golden Plover (Juvenile, UAE)
Pacific Golden Plover (Non - breeding autumn)
Pacific Golden Plover (OMAN)
Scientific Name 
Pluvialis fulva
Arabic Name 
الزقزاق الباسيفيكي
Kuwaiti name 
66.0 cm
24.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Scarce passage migrant and winter visitor in small numbers. Often seen on open irrigated farmland or on the coast. An amazing long-distance migrant breeding in the Siberian and Alaskan arctic and wintering in the Indo-Pacific tropics.
Where in Kuwait 
Infrequently seen, but most records are from coastal areas with suitable habitat in the Jahra Bay area.
In the world 
This species has a large range and is strongly migratory, with different populations travelling on narrow or broad fronts depending on the location of their breeding and wintering grounds. It breeds on inland Arctic habitats but outside of the breeding season in generally occupies coastal areas.
Local threats 
Indiscriminate shooting.