Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Black-fronted Dotterel

Black-fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops

Described by: Vieillot (1818)
Alternate common name(s): Black-fronted Plover
Old scientific name(s): Charadrius melanops


Lake Samsonvale, Queensland, Australia - Nov 24, 2002 © Tom Tarrant  Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste  Mallacoota, Victoria, Australia - 1970 © Hans&Judy Beste  Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia - Mar, 2006 © Arthur Grosset 
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S. Australasia;
Three populations;
Australia (w. to c. and n. Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland (Lake Bindegolly), New South Wales (Avalon Swamp and Leeton Swamp), Australian Capital Territory (Kelley's Swamp), Victoria to c. South Australia. Tasmania. New Zealand (e. North Island and e. South Island).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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