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Spur-winged Plover Chick

Vanellus miles novaehollandiae

Description:

These chicks of the Spur-winged Plover are only a couple of days old. They start to feed themselves a few hours after hatching. The nest is made on a bare patch of ground so the chicks are camouflaged with spots and so it can be quite difficult to see them until they move.

Habitat:

urban garden bordering a coastal wildlife corridor

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2 Comments

pamsai
pamsai 7 years ago

thanks Leuba. I took this one out of the dining room window with a zoom lens!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

They are so cute !! You never get to have such a close look at them because of the parents. Great shots - well done Pam. They must feel so secure around your patch.

pamsai
Spotted by
pamsai

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 29, 2014
Submitted on Oct 4, 2014

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