French: Pluvier ceinturé German: Schwarzbrust-Regenpfeifer Spanish: Chorlito pechinegro
New South Wales, Australia.
Extreme S New Guinea and Australia.
17–19·5 cm; 35–77 g; wingspan 33–38 cm. Medium-sized, boldly patterned wader; black cap contrasts with white throat; black breastband and middle... read more
Gives a low rolling trill, “prr prip-prip” in flight, display or threat, while in alarm an... read more
Inland wetlands, including swamps, lakes, creeks, and various kinds of man-made waterbodies and... read more
Food and feeding
Snails, bivalves, crustaceans, spiders, all sorts of insects and their larvae, and seeds. Feeds diurnally, gleaning and probing along muddy... read more
Lays in summer, autumn or early winter after heavy rains, usually (Jul) Aug–Dec (Jan). Occurs in flocks before breeding; breeds... read more
Generally resident, showing erratic movements, which perhaps reach as far afield as S New Guinea;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread, with estimated population of at least c. 26,000, but probably more. Numbers have increased in SE coastal region since... read more
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