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Banded Lapwing

Vanellus tricolor

Banded Lapwing
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Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor
The Banded Lapwing are medium-large plovers with distinctive markings - a bold white stripe through the eye, small red wattle on forehead, white throat, with black on the side of the throat and a white belly. Found throughout Australia, except the far north, they frequent bare, stony or short-grass areas and found far from any water.

The bird have a aggressive display if you are seen getting close to its nest. The chicks themselves are well camouflaged.

Common Name Scientific Name Where Found
Banded Lapwing Vanellus tricolor Found throughout Australia, except the far north. Often in bare, stony or short-grass areas and found far from any water.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Subfamily: Vanellinae
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Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)

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