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Masked Lapwing

Vanellus miles

Description:

Previously known as the Masked Plover and often called the Spur-winged Plover.

Habitat:

Grassy river bank

Notes:

These birds are very aggressive, especially when defending their young. The name Spur-winged comes from the long bony spur on each wing.

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2 Comments

peter
peter 6 years ago

What an unusual looking face.

lori.tas
lori.tas 6 years ago

Don't mess with theses birds. I've been chased by them several times, and they dive bomb as well. They are common even in urban areas.

4873, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -16.24, Long: 145.31

Spotted on Sep 6, 2010
Submitted on Oct 19, 2010

Spotted for mission

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