French: Pluvier à face noire German: Schwarzstirn-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlitejo frentinegro
Other common names: Black-fronted Plover
New South Wales, Australia.
Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.
16–18 cm; 27–42 g; wingspan 33–35 cm. Strikingly coloured, slim plover; black eyestripe and lores continuing onto forecrown; white supercilia join on nape;... read more
Most-frequently heard call a repeated short, emphatic “pit”. On breeding grounds, several reedy... read more
Bare or sparsely vegetated margins of wetlands, freshwater or sometimes brackish, on areas with mud... read more
Food and feeding
Water snails, crustaceans, earthworms and insects, such as crickets, grasshoppers, flies, ants, water beetles and larvae, occasionally... read more
Season Sept–Feb in Australia, Aug–Mar in New Zealand, but can occur earlier or later owing to variable conditions, e.g. of rain... read more
Poorly known in Australia, but apparently mainly sedentary, although there is evidence of... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Has recently expanded range due to development of new suitable habitat resulting from construction of artificial wetlands, such as... read more
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