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Black-fronted Dotterel

Elseyornis melanops

Black-fronted Dotterel
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Black-fronted Dotterel • Elseyornis melanops

A distinctive common little bird found around inland waterholes and seen year round. Can be seen flying low over the ground or water.

The adult bird is sandy on the crown and back, with darker streaks. The distinctive head pattern, with black forehead and short central crown stripe and black marking through the eyes, that extend down the nape and broaden into a V-shaped breast band. The ‘white eyebrows’, cheeks and throat, adds to this distinctive bird. The immature bird lacks the black markings.

Its two-tone mottled brown feathers blend in with sand and pebbles at the water's edge.

Common Name Scientific Name Where Found
Black-footed Dotterel Elseyornis melanops 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: Charadriinae
Genus: Elseyornis
Species: E. melanops
Black-fronted Dotterel • Images
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