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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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