French: Pluvier australien German: Gürtelregenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito australiano
SW, SC & EC Australia.
19–23 cm; 64–107 g; wingspan 43–47 cm. Very distinctive black vertical eye-bar continuing onto crown; Y-shaped breastband continues onto hindneck; pale... read more
Considered to be generally not very vocal, but is said to give a quiet, gruff-sounding “kr-root” on... read more
Mainly inland in flat, open, arid habitat with sparse growth of 20–40 cm-tall saltbush, blue-... read more
Food and feeding
Seeds, leaves, insects (e.g. earwigs, crickets, beetles, termites, ants and larvae), and spiders. Mainly inactive during day, although very... read more
Not well known. Breeds at any time of year, responding to rains. Probably monogamous. Solitary or in small, loose colonies of up to six... read more
Little known. Dispersive, perhaps moving S in spring and N in summer; appears to be nomadic in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Total population estimated at 14,000 birds. No information available on population trends or impact of changes to vegetation caused... read more
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