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Pluvialis squatarola (Grey Plover; Black-bellied Plover)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The grey plover (Pluvialis squatarola), known as the black-bellied plover in North America, is a medium-sized plover breeding in Arctic regions. It is a long-distance migrant, with a nearly worldwide coastal distribution when not breeding. The genus name is Latin and means relating to rain, from pluvia, "rain". It was believed that golden plovers flocked when rain was imminent. The species name squatarola is a Latinised version of Sgatarola, a Venetian name for some kind of plover.
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Infraspecies

EDGE Analysis

Uniqueness Scale: Similiar (0) 
24
 Unique (100)
Uniqueness & Vulnerability Scale: Similiar & Secure (0) 
41
 Unique & Vulnerable (100)
ED Score: 18.366
EDGE Score: 2.96352

Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  224 grams
Birth Weight [1]  21 grams
Breeding Habitat [2]  Arctic tundra, Arctic coastal
Wintering Geography [2]  Widespread Coastal
Wintering Habitat [2]  Beaches and estuaries
Diet [3]  Carnivore (Invertebrates), Granivore, Herbivore
Diet - Invertibrates [3]  70 %
Diet - Plants [3]  20 %
Diet - Seeds [3]  10 %
Forages - Ground [3]  100 %
Female Maturity [1]  2 years
Male Maturity [1]  2 years
Clutch Size [4]  4
Clutches / Year [1]  1
Global Population (2017 est.) [2]  840,000
Incubation [1]  27 days
Maximum Longevity [1]  24 years
Migration [5]  Intercontinental
Speed [6]  40.041 MPH (17.9 m/s)
Wing Span [7]  30 inches (.77 m)

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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Ecosystems

Important Bird Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Predators

Circus cyaneus (Northern Harrier)[8]

Providers

Consumers

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park

Range Map

Distribution

Cape Peninsula National Park; North America;

External References

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
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2Partners in Flight Avian Conservation Assessment Database, version 2017. Accessed on January 2018.
3Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
4Jetz W, Sekercioglu CH, Böhning-Gaese K (2008) The Worldwide Variation in Avian Clutch Size across Species and Space PLoS Biol 6(12): e303. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060303
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6Alerstam T, Rosén M, Bäckman J, Ericson PGP, Hellgren O (2007) Flight Speeds among Bird Species: Allometric and Phylogenetic Effects. PLoS Biol 5(8): e197. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0050197
7British Trust for Ornithology
8Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
9Lafferty, K. D., R. F. Hechinger, J. C. Shaw, K. L. Whitney and A. M. Kuris (in press) Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem. In Disease ecology: community structure and pathogen dynamics (eds S. Collinge and C. Ray). Oxford University Press, Oxford.
10"Predation on the southwestern Atlantic fiddler crab (Uca uruguayensis) by migratory shorebirds (Pluvialis dominica, P. squatarola, Arenaria interpres, and Numenius phaeopus)", Oscar O. Iribarne, Mariano M. Martinez, Estuaries March 1999, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 47-54
11Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
12Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Ramsar Sites Information Service
Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
Natura 2000, UK data: © Crown copyright and database right [2010] All rights reserved. Ordnance Survey Licence number 100017955
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Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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