(Black-bellied) Plover (Pluvialis squatarola)
Range: world wide
Fig. 1. Adult beginning pre-basic molt. This
bird retains some of the reddish coloration below the eye and a relatively extensive
Fig. 2. More advanced individuals than in Fig 1.
Fig. 4. Wing-stretching, showing the diagnostic black axillaries.
Fig. 5. Adult in pre-basic molt.
Fig. 6. Fresh juvenile plumage. The yellowish tone to the spotting
on the crown and mantle is suggestive of one of the golden-plovers, however
that large head and bill and the whiter spots on the wing coverts indicates
a Black-bellied Plover.
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