The Black-fronted Dotterel is a small wader. It has bold black band across the head through the eye and a black band round the chest. The top of the head is white with brown cap. The chin, throat and underside is white. The wings and back is brown with chestnut band at base of wings. Juvenile birds are duller without the black chest band.
wetlands, lakes, rivers, marshes
The nest is a shallow scrape in the ground close to water.
found throughout Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black-fronted Dotterel|