General Description

Upper body light brown with pale streaks; underparts white with a black "V" shape patch on the breast. Black stripe through eye; red circle around the eye. Bill red, black at the tip. Body up to 16 cm long.


Black-fronted Dotterels feed on small insects, molluscs and crustaceans. They stalk their prey by standing still and then chasing as the prey move past.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Open freshwater wetlands and muddy shores.

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