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Black-fronted Dotterel

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Elseyornis melanops Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Charadriidae Family
16 - 18 cm (Wingspan ) Length
Wetlands, ponds, lakes, streams, bogs, marshes, water treatment sites, arable land. Between Range follow link Habitat
2 - 3 Eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation 27 days by both parents  Fledging 25 days. Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & some seeds. Food  
3136 - TSN: 559867 World Number
Least Concern Status

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AKA:- Czech: Kulík cernocelý, kulík černočelý
Danish: Sortpandet Prćstekrave
German: Schwarzstirnregenpfeifer, Schwarzstirn-Regenpfeifer
English: Australian Black-fronted Plover, Black fronted Dotterel, Black-fronted Dotterel, Black-fronted Plover
Spanish: Chorlitejo Frentinegro, Chorlito de Frente Negra
Estonian: mudatüll
Finnish: Mustaotsatylli
French: Pluvier ŕ face noire
Italian: Corriere frontenera
Japanese: kataakachidori
Japanese: カタアカチドリ
Latin: Charadrius melanops, Elseyornis melanops
Dutch: Maskerplevier
Norwegian: Brunskulderlo
Polish: sieweczka czarnoczelna
Russian: Чернолобый зуёк
Slovak: kulík ciernocelý, kulík čiernocelý, kulík čiernočelý
Swedish: Svartpannad pipare
Chinese: 黑额鸻


Austrailia:- New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia,  Tasmania. Victoria, Western Austrailia, Kangaroo Island

India:- Southeast India Vagrant

Papua New Guinea Vagrant

New Zealand:- North Island, South Island.





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