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Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)



Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Breeding Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) Juvenile

Class: Aves
Family: Charadriidae
Common Name: Black-bellied Plover
Genus: Pluvialis
Species Name: squatarola

About The Black-bellied Plover

Grey plovers run incredible amounts back and forth. They search for food by running short distances, pausing constantly as they track down small prey. They then continue their short sprint to pick up what they found. Although you can see grey plovers the entire year in the Netherlands, they don't nest here. They breed on the tundra, north of the timber-line. Should the tundra decrease in size due to climate change, the grey plover is one of the bird species to be affected. The bird could even become extinct. The best chance to see the grey plover in the Netherlands is on the tidal flats during bird migration in August till October and from March through May.

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Sites Where Observed

Location
Date
Notes
1/22/2009
According to Howell/Webb, these are not found in Belize Cayes, but I saw several of them at the southeastern end of Caye Caulker on some mudflats near the airstrip.
1/15/2017
I believe it is this species based on comparison of my photos of both species. Big eye, patchy breast, thick bill, white rump, black auxillaries.
11/1/2017
11/2/2017

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