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Black-bellied Plover

(Pluvialis squatarola)

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Medium-sized brown, grayish,and white shorebird; grayish brown chest mixed with white; white belly; black bars on tail; short black bill; gray legs; black throat and chest during breeding season; 30 cm (12 in). (Chorlito Gris).


Coastal areas, usually along the Pacific; found on beaches, mud flats, mangroves; occasionally along rivers near coast. This species is a non breeding seasonal migrant.

Found in the following Parks:

Carara National Park.
Corcovado National Park.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola), Costa Rica