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a large plover, Pluvialis squatarola, of both the New and Old Worlds, having black underparts when in nuptial plumage.
Historical Examples

Game Birds and Game Fishes of the Pacific Coast Harry Thom Payne
Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 4 [September 1902] Various
Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 4 [September 1902] Various
The Bird Book Chester A. Reed
Birds Found on the Arctic Slope of Northern Alaska James W. Bee
Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) Arthur Cleveland Bent
Birds and Nature, Vol. 12 No. 4 [September 1902] Various
Our Vanishing Wild Life William T. Hornaday


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