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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Description:

Photo take at the beach this one is common always alone whit other beach birds is larger than a Sanderling, gray color whit white patches on the wings.A large, compact pluvialis plover with totally white undertail coverts. Shows black axillaries ("wingpits") in all plumages and a big, strong bill. Has a tiny hind toe which the other Pluvialis plovers lack.In breeding plumage has upperside grey metallic colored back with white spots and front black from eyes down post legs; the black area is adjacent to a broad white area from fore-crown to upper breast, but the black area disappears behind the wings by the lower breast.

Habitat:

Breeds in tundra without trees, winters on muddy and sandy areas almost exclusively along coasts. Breeds between 65°N and 75°N in the Arctic Tundra (north-eastern Europe, northern Asia and northern Canada). The non-breeding range includes almost all coastlines between 55°N and 40°S.

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Liam
Liam 9 years ago
Black-bellied Plover
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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks again Liam :)

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Dec 23, 2012
Submitted on Dec 23, 2012

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