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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Description:

At Scripps Beach in San Diego. Pecking at sand. I think it's a tern of some kind

Habitat:

Shoreline at the beach

1 Species ID Suggestions

Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Black-bellied Plover
Pluvialis squatarola BirdForum


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3 Comments

Liam
Liam 9 years ago

Species is known as the "Grey Plover" throughout most of the world. Terns are much shorter with thicker bills and longer wings.

BluberryLiLi
BluberryLiLi 9 years ago

I thought so at first too. I couldn't make a clear decision

Noah Citizen
Noah Citizen 9 years ago

It is not a tern, Lili. Rather looks like a Plover.

BluberryLiLi
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BluberryLiLi

San Diego, California, USA

Spotted on Sep 27, 2012
Submitted on Sep 28, 2012

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