Black-bellied Plover

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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola
  • ORDER: Charadriiformes
  • FAMILY: Charadriidae
Basic Description

A large shorebird of coastal beaches, the Black-bellied Plover is striking in its black-and-white breeding plumage. It is the largest plover in North America and can be found along the coasts in winter northward to Massachusetts and British Columbia.

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Other Names
  • Chorlito Gris (Spanish)
  • Pluvier argent√© (French)
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