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Black Bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Description:

I like how they fall in line!! 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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3 Comments

Hema
Hema 5 years ago

Ashley ,thnx so much. Am delited! Will update.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Pretty sure they are black-bellied plovers, http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black...

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

These are much too dark and large to be a sanderling. They are one of the plovers, not sure which ones you have in range. Possibly black-bellied or american golden plovers, if either are in range. Too lazy to check right now :)

Hema
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Hema

Half Moon Bay, California, USA

Spotted on Feb 6, 2015
Submitted on Feb 6, 2015

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