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Black-Bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola

The Black-Bellied Plover breeds in the farther north than any other plover, and is the largest of all plovers. It is commonly found wintering along the coast of the lower 48 states in the USA, but is at home on six continents. In Southern California, non-breeding birds may be found year round. Outside of the USA, this bird is often called the Gray Plover.

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