Banded Black-bellied Plover

While investigating the recent fish apocalypse at Salines d’Orient, I happened upon another banded bird, this time a black-bellied plover (Pluvialis squatarola) that had what seemed to be a single, unnumbered metallic band on its upper-right leg. It had two unbanded companions and I have reported the sightings and hopefully will learn when and where it was originally banded.

Below are a couple photos of the banded bird. If you see any banded birds, you can report them to and/or

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