Black-bellied Plover

Other Names: Grey Plover

Distribution : arctic coasts worldwide in summer; coastal areas worldwide in winter.

Description:

Size: 27-30 cm in length with a 71-83 cm wingspan, weighing 190-280 g.

Plumage: Breeding adults are gray, with flecks of light and dark above, black on the face and breast, and white on the rump. Non-breeding adults are similar, but the face and breast are white like the rump. Young birds have upperparts flecked with yellow anf a breast and rump that are finely streaked. In all plumages they have a bold white wing stripe, white rump, and black patch under the wing. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

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Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover

Bill Shape
all-purpose
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
aleutians
arizona
arkansas
baja california
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
cuba
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
hawaii
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
nevada
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
squared-tail
Wing Shape
long-wings
tapered-wings
Habitat
coasts
lakes rivers ponds
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
black
white
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
medium
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
plovers - charadriidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern