Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: January 10, 2006
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Moulting to breeding plumage
Observation and photo by Richard Selzer.
Bird on right, with Am. Golden Plover (on left)
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 worldwide coastal distribution when not breeding.