Magellanic Plover Pluvianellus socialis


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BirdLife International (2024) Species factsheet: Pluvianellus socialis. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.
Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2024) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 28/02/2024.