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black-bellied plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Description:

This medium sized shorebird is in non-breeding plumage. It is the largest of the plovers found in NA.

Habitat:

Coastal. Spotted on the FL gulf coast, USA.

Notes:

The black-bellied plover is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the USA. http://www.fws.gov/migratorybirds/Regula... http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black...

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida

Lat: 27.90, Long: -82.84

Spotted on Oct 17, 2011
Submitted on Oct 23, 2011

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