a large plover, Pluvialis squatarola, of both the New and Old Worlds, having black underparts when in nuptial plumage.
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- black-and-tan terrier,
- black-backed gull,
- black-bag job,
- black-billed cuckoo,
- black-billed magpie,
- black-capped chickadee,
- black-crowned night heron
Origin of black-bellied plover
An Americanism dating back to 1805–15
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