04 May, 2011

Black-shouldered Lapwing

Scientific Name: Vanellus novaehollandiae

Range / Habitat: Freshwater wetlands, fields, urban green spaces in southern Australia and New Zealand.

Field Notes: Large plover with distinct head coloration and yellow mask.

Personal Notes: Also known as Masked Plover and Spur-winged Plover. Some sources consider same species as Masked Lapwing. 

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