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Grey Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

Description:

Small shore bird. Approx 8 in high. Buff/Grey top with white belly and black/Grey legs. The best guess I could find was a Black Bellied Plover (winter plumage). Possibly a Willet?

Habitat:

California Coast. Shoreline.

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2 Comments

RedRock
RedRock 7 years ago

I was pretty sure they were the same bird. The legs do look different colors. Hmmmm.

Cody.conway
Cody.conway 7 years ago

The first bird photographed could be a Black-bellied Plover winter plumage, or one of the Golden Plover female winter plumaged birds. The best way to determine the difference is usually the spot present or absent underneath the armpit. The second series of birds photographed are Western Willet.

RedRock
Spotted by
RedRock

El Segundo, California, USA

Spotted on Dec 28, 2011
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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