Black-bellied Plover

Pluvialis squatarola
A Black-bellied Plover specimen on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common migrant April to June and late July to mid-November. Individuals occasionally remain through the summer or winter. Found on mud flats and sandy beaches. The belly is black in summer, gray in winter. The sexes are similar.

Specimen Information

Date: 10/3/1912
Collected By: Wm Palmer
Locality:  Potomac River, Washington DC
Sex: Immature Male
Catalog ID: 236335