The Pacific golden plover (Pluvialis fulva) is spotted gold and black on the crown. Its face and neck are black with a white border, and it has a black breast and a dark rump. In winter, the black is lost and the plover then has a yellowish face and breast, and white underparts. This medium-sized plover breeds in western Alaska and Siberia, and winters on islands across the Pacific Ocean, through southeast Asia, to northeastern Africa. It is uncommon in North America.