Masked Plover photographed on suburban footpath, Brisbane. It is quite common in the suburbs, often heard calling at night.
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MASKED PLOVER FACTS
The Masked Plover is white below, with brown wings and back and a black crown. It has yellow wattle son face, and have a thorny spur from the joint of each wing
marshes, mudflats, beaches, grasslands, urban areas
insects, larvae, earthworms
Nest is a scrape in the ground in open area. Lays 3-5 eggs. The young birds are covered in down and can leave the nest a few hours after hatching.
common throughout northern, central and eastern 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:||Masked Plover|
Relatives in same Genus
Banded Lapwing (V. tricolor)