RED-KNEED DOTTEREL FACTS
The Red-kneed Dotterel is a small wader. It has black head, white flower face, chin and throat, black band round the neck that is broad on the chest. There is a chestnut patch on the side joining the breast band. The back grey Juveniles are duller with grey replacing the black and chestnut markings of the adult.
freshwater wetlands, lagoons, swamps
aquatic insects, insect larvae, seeds
The nest is a hollow scraped in the ground near water, usually sheltered by a bush or long grass.
found throughout mainland 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:||Red-kneed Dotterel|