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
In spring and summer (late April or May to August), the adults are
spotted black and white on the back and wings. The face and neck are
black with a white border; they have a black breast and a white rump.
The tail is white with black barring. The bill and legs are black. They
moult to winter plumage in mid August to early September and retain this
until April; this being a fairly plain grey above, with a grey-speckled
breast and white belly.
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