May 24, 2016

Black bellied plovers in flight.

Another of the shore birds we saw at Rondeau while out on the boat.
South beach near Erieau.


Pluvialis squatarola

Wary and quick to give alarm calls, the Black-bellied Plover functions worldwide as a sentinel for mixed groups of shorebirds. These qualities allowed it to resist market hunters, and it remained common when populations of other species of similar size were devastated.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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