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Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola


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.


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 9 years ago
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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks again Liam :)

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


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