New Bird Species Spotted in Iceland

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New Bird Species Spotted in Iceland

By Zoë Robert
Little ringed plover

Photo: Wikipedia.

A little ringed plover (Charadrius dubius) was spotted in Iceland for the first time yesterday. The bird was spotted and photographed by Bjarni Sæmundsson in Garður, Southwest Iceland.

The first two common ringed plovers (Charadrius hiaticula) of the year were also spotted in Southwest Iceland yesterday, according to the Facebook group Birding in Iceland

It is estimated that around half of the world’s population of Common Ringed Plovers breeds in Iceland, ruv.is reports. 

The first golden plover in its summer feathers, considered the first sign of spring in Iceland, was spotted in Kópavogur, in the Greater Reykjavík Area, in late March.

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