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Inland Dotterel

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Peltohyas australis Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Charadriidae Family
19–23 cm [wingspan 43–47 cm.] Length
Tropical dry grassland & hot desert. Between Endemic to Austrailia:;- New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Austrailia. Habitat
 3 brown Eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation 28 - 30 days, by both parents Clutch
Seeds, leaves, arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae. Food  
3135 - TSN: 176768 World Number
Least Concern Status

view photosApril 15, 2007 Photos by aaardvaark © all rights reserved

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Inland Dotterel Mark Harper Between Hay and Deniliquin, NSW Australia XC40817 Call


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view photos April 13, 2007 Photo by beeater © all rights reserved

view photosApril 15, 2007 Photos by aaardvaark © all rights reserved

view photos April 13, 2007 Photo by beeater © all rights reserved

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The Inland Dotterel is a wader that adapted to the drying Australian climate and now lives predominately in areas with less than 100mm (4") of summer rain. It has beautiful cryptic markings and is most active at night, so not so easy to see. Fortunately Beeater spied this pair while the rest of us wandered the dry plains looking at less interesting things


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AKA:- Czech: Kulík australský
Danish: Australsk Pomeransfugl
German: Gürtelregenpfeifer, Gürtel-Regenpfeifer, Gürtelrennvogel
English: Australian Courser, Australian Dotterel, Australian plover, Inland Dotterel, Inland Plover, Painted Dotterel
Spanish: Chorlito Australiano
Estonian: öötüll
Finnish: Australiankurmitsa
French: Courvite australien, Gravelot australien, Pluvier australien
Italian: Corriere australiano, Piviere tortolino australiano
Japanese: makiechidori
Japanese: マキエチドリ
Latin: Charadrius australis, Peltohyas australis
Dutch: Australische Renplevier
Norwegian: Ørkenboltit
Polish: sieweczka maskowa
Russian: Австралийский бегунок
Slovak: behavček pustatinný, behavcek pustatinový, Kulík pustatinový
Swedish: Inlandspipare
Chinese: 澳洲小嘴鸻



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