Grey Plover

Name: Grey Plover

Scientific name: Pluvialis squatarola

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 60

What are nature stars?

About: A large, chunky plover, larger than the similar Golden Plover. Spangled black, white and silvery grey above, pale grey and white below during the winter. In the spring, when adults migrate north through Britain, they have black throat, chest and belly, su

How to identify: A big, grey version of Golden Plover with a sturdier black bill and long black legs (bluey-grey in Golden Plover)

Where: A common winter visitor to our coasts.

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 60
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 40
  • Traveller: 80

Fantastic fact: Known in North America as the Black-bellied Plover

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-19 13:43:11
    • Foxalas

    I have yet to see one!!