A breeding plumage bird on a windy beach

A breeding plumage bird on a windy beach
Species: Grey Plover   Pluvialis squatarola
Author: Robert Schaefer
Date: 
Friday, May 18, 2012
Added to IBC: 27 Nov 2012 - 16:18
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When the bird raises its wings, the black axillar (armpit) feathers which distinguish the Grey Plover from the Golden Plovers are revealed.

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Citation

Robert Schaefer, IBC1205372. Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1205372.

Extended version
Robert Schaefer, IBC1205372. Video of Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Delaware, USA (United States). Accessible at hbw.com/ibc/1205372.

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