General Description

Upper body and wings brown, underparts white. Head, back of neck and breast are black, throat white. Upper leg red, lower leg brown-grey. Bill red, black at the tip. Body up to 19 cm long.


Red-kneed Dotterels feed on aquatic insects and seeds. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the young.


Mainland Australia.


Open wetlands, coastal bays and inlets.

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