Black-bellied plover

They are 27–30 cm long with a wingspan of 71–83 cm, and a weight of 190–280 g . In spring and summer , the adults are spotted black and white on the back and wings. The face and neck are black with a white border; they have a black breast and a white rump. The tail is white with black barring. The bill and legs are black. They moult to winter plumage in mid August to early September and retain this until April; this being a fairly plain grey above, with a grey-speckled breast and white belly. The juvenile and first-winter plumages, held by young birds from fledging until about one year old, are similar to the adult winter plumage but with the back feathers blacker with creamy white edging. In all plumages, the inner flanks and axillary feathers at the base of the underwing are black, a feature which readily distinguishes it from the other three Pluvialis species in flight. On the ground, it can also be told from the other Pluvialis species by its larger , heavier bill. In spring and summer, mating s

The Black-bellied plover is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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The Black-bellied Plover is also commonly called the Grey Plover, and is thought to originate from North America. This species typically breeds in the arctic region, but is distributed nearly world-wide in non-breeding seasons. They frequently breed in the Arctic islands and northern coastlines of Alaska, Canada and Russia. In winter months, they migrate long distances, as far south as Chile and Argentina, Australia and even New Zealand. More

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. More

Black-bellied Plovers The Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the Black-bellied Plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly world-wide coastal distribution when not breeding. Description: They are 27–30 cm long with a wingspan of 71–83 cm, and a weight of 190–280 g (up to 345 g in preparation for migration). More

North American RangeThe Black-bellied Plover is Washington's largest plover. The breeding adult male is solid black from chin to belly. The upperparts are white or white mottled with black. The female is more brownish than black. Juveniles and birds in non-breeding plumage are speckled gray-brown above with a gray-brown breast and white belly. A white rump is visible in all plumages. The breast and sides are heavily streaked in the juvenile. In flight, black axillaries contrast with white under-wing coverts. More

The Black-bellied Plover is descriptively named if you are looking at a breeding adult, but the European name of Grey Plover is also fitting if you are looking at an immature or winter-plumaged bird. By whatever name one uses, the Black-bellied Plover is a very widespread species and a long-distance migrant. Able to fly up to 50 miles per hour, Black-bellied Plovers also tend to hurry on land, running rather than walking. More

The Black-bellied Plover is the largest N. American plover and the only American plover that has a hind toe on its foot. The hind toe, however, is so small that it is difficult to see in the field. ~From EBIRD In large you can see the toe. ~BdBlack Bellied Plover by William Dalton. More

Black-bellied Plover Habitat Model go to: USFWS Gulf of Maine Watershed Habitat Analysis go to: Species Table Feedback: We welcome your suggestions on improving this model! Draft Date: June 2001 Species: Black-bellied plover, Pluvialis squatarola Use of Study Area Resources: Migration. Black-bellied plovers breed in the high Arctic of North American and Eurasia. More

Black-bellied Plover in breeding plumage Black-bellied Plover in breeding plumage All photos on this page More

Black-bellied plover - Pluvialis dominica = Black bellied plover series details Phylum: Chordata Class: Aves Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae Genus: Pluvialis Description Black bellied ploverThe Black-bellied plover is a medium-sized shorebird. It is 10-13 inches in length with a wingspan of 24 inches. More

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Pluvialis
Species : squatarola
Authority : (Linnaeus, 1758)