black-bellied plover

noun

Definition of black-bellied plover

: a large plover (Squatarola squatarola or Charadrius squatarola) highly esteemed as a game bird that breeds in the arctic regions of both continents but winters in Africa and South America and differs from related birds in its jet-black throat and underparts when in breeding plumage

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“Black-bellied plover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-bellied%20plover. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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