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Black-fronted dotterel taken just north of Gemini Retreat at Sapphire on the Central Queensland Gemfields in Australia Australia,Black-fronted dotterel,Elseyornis melanops,Fall,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Black-fronted dotterel

taken just north of Gemini Retreat at Sapphire on the Central Queensland Gemfields in Australia

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  1. Lovely capture! Posted one year ago

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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 Jef braund
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By Jef braund

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Uploaded May 12, 2018. Captured Apr 18, 2018 20:34 in 197 Rockhound Rd, The Gemfields QLD 4702, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/8.0
  • 1/512s
  • ISO400
  • 300mm