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Black-fronted dotterel (Elseyornis melanops) Hardey River, WA. Jul 29, 2015. Australia,Black-fronted dotterel,Elseyornis melanops,Geotagged,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Black-fronted dotterel (Elseyornis melanops)

Hardey River, WA. Jul 29, 2015.

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The black-fronted dotterel is a small, slender plover, widespread throughout most of Australia, to which it is native and New Zealand, where it self-introduced in the 1950s. It is common in freshwater wetlands, around the edges of lakes and billabongs, and in shallow, temporary claypan pools. It is also found occupying saline mudflats and estuaries, but rarely.

Unlike many other wading birds, black-fronted dotterels retain the same plumage all year round, which makes identification easier.
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Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Thibaud Aronson
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By Thibaud Aronson

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Uploaded Jul 31, 2016. Captured Jul 29, 2015 10:14 in Nanutarra Rd, Nanutarra WA 6751, Australia.
  • PENTAX K-3
  • f/8.0
  • 1/640s
  • ISO800
  • 300mm