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Australian Plovers, Lapwings



Plovers, Lapwings

Double-banded Plover
(Charadrius bicinctus)
Double-banded Plover
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Greater Sand Plover
(Charadrius leschenaultii)
Greater Sand Plover
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Inland Dotterel
(Charadrius australis)
Inland Dotterel
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Kentish Plover
(Charadrius alexandrinus)
Kentish Plover
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Lesser Sand Plover
(Charadrius mongolus)
Lesser Sand Plover
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Little Ringed Plover
(Charadrius dubius)
Little Ringed Plover
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Red-capped Plover
(Charadrius ruficapillus)
Red-capped Plover
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Ringed Plover
(Charadrius hiaticula)
Ringed Plover
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Black-fronted Dotterel
(Elseyornis melanops)
Black-fronted Dotterel
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Red-kneed Dotterel
(Erythrogonys cinctus)
Red-kneed Dotterel
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Grey Plover
(Pluvialis squatarola)
Grey Plover
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Pacific Golden Plover
(Pluvialis fulva)
Pacific Golden Plover
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Hooded dotterel
(Thinornis rubricollis)
Hooded dotterel
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Banded Lapwing
(Vanellus tricolor)
Banded Lapwing
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Masked Plover
(Vanellus miles)
Masked Plover
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 Click to continue>

Thick-knees

Bush Stone-curlew
(Burhinus grallarius)
Bush Stone-curlew
The Bush Stone-curlew is a large long-legged bird that is well camouflaged in grey and brown colours. When approached it freezes. Often active at night, when its loud wailing sound can be heard from a long distance. Sometimes seen in the outer... Click to continue>
Beach Stone-curlew
(Esacus neglectus)
Beach Stone-curlew
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