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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

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.

Habitat:

Nests in Arctic lowlands on dry tundra. Winters on coastal beaches and estuaries. May use flooded pasture and agricultural land.

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Hampton Bays, New York, USA

Spotted on May 20, 2012
Submitted on May 21, 2012

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