Black-bellied Plover - Jamaica Bay, NWR

September 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Molting Black-bellied Plover stretching its wings and exposing the unmistakable field mark, black armpit:

Molting Black-bellied Plover raising its wings and showing the black spot under its wing / armpit / underwing Black-bellied Plover Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, New York, USA - for more detailed view and EXIF data, please click on the image -

 

This black spot helps to differentiate Black-bellied Plovers and American-golden Plovers when in-flight.

I took this photograph at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area, Queens, New York.

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