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Masked Lapwing Chick

Vanellus miles

Description:

The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), previously known as the Masked Plover and often called the Spur-winged Plover or just Plover in its native range, is a large, common and conspicuous bird native to Australia, particularly the northern and eastern parts of the continent. It spends most of its time on the ground searching for food such as insects and worms and has several distinctive calls.

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I was alerted to this chick this morning by it's parents, screeching & herding it away once they saw me. They're so very cute when chicks.

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6 Comments

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

They certainly are Cyndee :)

CyndeeOgle
CyndeeOgle 9 years ago

So adorable!

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Exactly!

ShannaB
ShannaB 9 years ago

The babies are so cute. (The parents maybe not so much...) : )

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 9 years ago

Thanks Yuko! They are adorable little birds.

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 9 years ago

Lovely series! In the pic #2, the chick looks like it's wearing a fur coat and heals. Very cute!

LeanneGardner
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LeanneGardner

Mackay, Queensland, Australia

Spotted on Jan 13, 2013
Submitted on Jan 14, 2013

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