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Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

Pictures - John Foss

The Grey Plover is a widespread in the Algarve where it finds ideal conditions in the estuaries and along the coastline. Shown below is the winter plummage; in summer the birds display a black face and breast. The specimens shown on this page were photographed near Tavira.

Grey Plover

 

Grey Plover

 

Grey Plover

 

Grey Plover

 

Grey Plover

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