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Masked Plover

Vanellus miles

Description:

The Masked Plover is white below, with brown wings and back and a black crown. It has yellow wattle son face, and have a thorny spur from the joint of each wing Size 36cm Food insects, larvae, earthworms Breeding Nest is a scrape in the ground in open area. Lays 3-5 eggs. The young birds are covered in down and can leave the nest a few hours after hatching.

Habitat:

marshes, mudflats, beaches, grasslands, urban areas

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Sarah
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Sarah@Tassie

7276, Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Jul 1, 2011
Submitted on Jul 1, 2011

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