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Masked Lapwings (Vanellus miles) are large, ground-dwelling birds. They are easy to identify by their large yellow wattles covering the face, and thorny spur that projects from the wrist on each wing. The Masked Lapwing also goes by the name Plover, Masked Plover or Spur-winged Plover. The lapwings in the north of Australia also have a slightly different appearance with a more dramatic yellow ‘mask’ on their face.
Flat open ground short grass
The Plover lays eggs on the ground and chicks are born like fluffy chicken chicks. They usually have 4 eggs but they're lucky if 1 survives to adulthood from car injuries, and many predators that like baby chicks. Urban cats are one of the worst predators for them before they can fly.
Spotted on Dec 8, 2022
Submitted on Dec 8, 2022
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