Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor
Banded Lapwing, Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia
March 2006

The Banded Lapwing is distributed in Australia mainly south of the Tropic of Capricorn and in Tasmania. It is usually found in open grassy areas but in more arid parts than Masked Lapwing V. miles and less often at the coast.

Banded Lapwing, Kangaroo Island, SA, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image It is noticeably smaller than Masked Lapwing and has a black U-shaped breast band and a white eyestripe. It also has a small red wattle above the yellow bill.
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