Red-capped Plover

Red-capped Plover

Red-capped Plover Scientific Name: Charadrius ruficapillus  Size: 14 to 16.5 cm What does it look and sound like? This is a small shorebird. Brown above, reddish on the crown and nape, and with a white face and underparts, the Red-capped Plover cannot be confused with...
Masked Lapwing

Masked Lapwing

Masked Lapwing Southern subspecies (V. m. novaehollandiae) Northern subspecies (V. m. miles) Young birds Scientific Name: Vanellus miles Size: 33 to 38 cm What does it look and sound like? The Masked Lapwing is predominantly white below, with brown wings and back and...
Hooded Plover

Hooded Plover

Hooded Plover Scientific Name: Thinornis cucullatus Size: 19 to 23 cm What does it look like? The adult Hooded Plover is unmistakable, with its black head, orange eyering and two-toned orange and black bill. The upperparts are brown and the underparts are white, with...

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