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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: CHARADRIIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

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.

Calls

Call a high slurred whistle, "pee-o-wee." Territorial song a three-syllabled whistle, "kood-i-loo."

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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