Grey Plover (Black-bellied Plover) Pluvialis squatarola

A common winter visitor and passage migrant along the coast of Norfolk but much rarer inland. No distinct races are recognised but there is some clinal variation in measurements, especially bill size. In North America the species is better known as Black-bellied Plover.

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Grey Plover, Burnham Overy Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 16th March 2011

 

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Grey Plover, Ding Darling (Florida, USA), 16th April 2013

 

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juvenile Grey Plover, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 5th November 2011

 

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Grey Plover, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 5th November 2011

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 17th November 2006

 

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Grey Plover, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2003

 

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Grey Plovers, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 28th April 2006

 

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Grey Plover, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 26th April 2006

 

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Grey Plover, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 9th November 2013

 

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Grey Plover, Burnham Overy Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 18th February 2008

 

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Grey Plover, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 14th December 2010

 

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Grey Plover, Flamingo Amphitheater (Florida, USA), 18th April 2013

 

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Grey Plover, Lowestoft (Suffolk, UK), 11th February 2012

 

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Grey Plover, Burnham Overy Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 25th September 2012

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 15th December 2010

 

Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 7th April 2011

 

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Grey Plover, Thornham (Norfolk, UK), 21st February 2006

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 19th January 2005

 

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Grey Plovers, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 4th January 2006

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 3rd March 2003

 

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Grey Plover, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 28th October 2003

 

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Grey Plover, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 6th December 2008

 

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Grey Plovers, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 29th April 2014

 

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Grey Plover, Wells (Norfolk, UK), 20th February 2007

 

Grey Plovers, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 22nd April 2004

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 7th October 2003

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 9th February 2006

 

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Grey Plovers, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 12th November 2007

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 14th February 2005

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 24th August 2006

 

Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 31st August 2006

 

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Grey Plover, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 30th April 2006

 

Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 19th December 2005

 

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Grey Plover, Castro Marim (Algarve, Portugal), 28th April 2006

 

Grey Plover (with Knot), Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 26th April 2014

 

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Grey Plover, Brancaster Staithe (Norfolk, UK), 10th February 2011

 

Grey Plover, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 30th November 2013

 

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Grey Plover, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 10th September 2011

 

Grey Plover, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 12th May 2004

 

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Grey Plovers, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 1st October 2013

 

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Grey Plover, Titchwell (Norfolk, UK), 26th January 2004

 

Grey Plover, Lake Edna (Florida, USA), 23rd April 2013

 

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Grey Plovers (with Turnstone), Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 11th January 2014

 

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Grey Plovers, Burnham Overy (Norfolk, UK), 1st October 2013 - this one bird still in full breeding plumage seemed out of place among the others which at most had a few small patches of black remaining on their underparts

 

Grey Plover, Minsmere (Suffolk, UK), 20th September 2004