Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Black-fronted Dotterel
Elseyornis melanops
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Widespread throughout Australia Tasmania and in recent times New Zealand, Black-fronted Dotterels are a familiar sight around the edges of the smallest, even ephemeral wetlands where they feed both in shallow water or along moist edges. When temporary wetlands dry out they become nomadic but in the more permanent places such as rivers and swamps, adults occur as pairs and when breeding form small territories.


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