The Pacific Golden Plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover. It breeds in the Arctic. This wader is highly migratory and winters in south Asia and Australasia. A few winter in California and Hawaii, USA. In Hawaii, the bird is known as the kolea. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe. Until 1993, the Pacific Golden-Plover and the American Golden-Plover were considered one species. However, despite the very similar appearance between the two species, breeding habitat, breeding calls, and migration patterns are different, and it is thought the two species rarely, if ever, interbreed, despite being found in the same general region of western Alaska in the summer.
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