The Pacific golden plover (Pluvialis fulva) is a medium-sized plover . Its name means rain because it was believe that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent. Its measures are 26 cm (10 inches) in height and 140 g in weight.
It has gold and black spot on the crown and the wings. Its face and neck are black with a white border, and it has a black breast and a dark rump. The legs are black. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast, and white underparts. It eats insects, crustaceans and some berries