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Inland Dotterel

(Charadrius australis)
Alternate name(s): "Desert Plover", "Australian Dotterel"
Size: 19-22 cm; wing span 43-47 cm
Weight: 65-105 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Inland Dotterel at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

PAIR

Frontal/lateral view of a pair of Inland Dotterels in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Near-frontal/lateral view of a pair of Inland Dotterels in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Sex unknown

BREEDING

Frontal view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Near-frontal view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Near-frontal view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of C. Charles)
[Diamantina River, QLD, August 2013]

Near-lateral view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Close-up lateral view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage looking towards the observer
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Close-up lateral view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Lateral view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Near-dorsal view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Dorsal view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage protecting two young chicks - note the two pairs of pale "extra legs"
(photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

Near-dorsal view of an Inland Dotterel in breeding plumage protecting two young chicks - note the two fluff balls under the bird's wing (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Birdsville Track, ca. 30 km N of Marree, SA, June 2022]

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