Another armchair-tick for a lucky few? The Ornithological Society of New Zealand (1980) has already assigned full species status to the two forms of Lesser Golden Plover Pluvialis (d.) dominica and P. (d.) fulva, based primarily on moult schedules (Stresemann & Stresemann 1966; Kinsky & Yaldwyn 1981). A recent paper (Connors 1983) also argued for specific status, under the names

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