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  • Masked Lapwing

  • Vanellus miles
  • Masked Lapwings are large, ground-dwelling birds. They are mainly white below, with brown wings and back and a black crown. Birds have large yellow wattles covering the face, and are equipped with a thorny spur that projects from the wrist on each wing. The spur is yellow with a black tip. Aggressive when nesting.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=314
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=314&p=299
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Masked Lapwing

  • Masked Lapwings are large, ground-dwelling birds. They are mainly white below, with brown wings and back and a black crown. Birds have large yellow wattles covering the face, and are equipped with a thorny spur that projects from the wrist on each wing. The spur is yellow with a black tip. Aggressive when nesting.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Plover
  • Scientific name
  • Vanellus miles
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 133
  • Size
  • 30-37
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • The cacklers
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?c=314&p=299
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=314
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/masked-lapwing