GREY PLOVER

(Pluvialis squatarola) 

Also known as Black-bellied Plover

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Roberts VI / VII 254 / 279
Clements 2000 60.0290
Howard & Moore 2
(CBOS 5)
56-28

 

A medium bird (28 to 30 cm) which breeds in the extreme north of Russia and America. It migrates to southern Asia, southern Europe, Africa and Australasia. In southern Africa it is a common migrant inhabiting tidal flats on the coast and estuaries. The main food source is crustaceans, mollusks and worms.

 

List of Stamps showing Grey Plover

 Country

SG

Michel

Year

Value

Bhutan 1431   2000 15n
Brazil 2171 2125 1985 2000cr
Cuba 4585   2004 5c
Jersey 0786 0843 1998 26p
Maldives 1621 1682 1992 Rf 50
Maldives 3298   2000 Rf 13
Maldives 3908 sh   2003 Rf 7
Mauritius 0807B 0718 1989 R25
Micronesia 0042 0043 1985 22c
Tuvalu 0943   2000 90c
Tuvalu 0985   2000 90c