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Another common Australian bird around the margins of wetlands is the masked lapwing or Vanellus miles. It belongs to the same family as the plovers and dotterels (Charadriidae). In NZ we have a related subspecies bird present, but we call it the spur-winged plover.



These are photos from my trip to Australia.



#1 Getting My Good Side





#2 What are you pointing at me?





#3 Chick





I spotted these chicks on the campus of Charles Darwin University. The parents weren’t at all happy about my presence, but by moving slowly and keeping very low, I managed a few decent shots.