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Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Masked Plover, Australian Lapwing, Australian Spur-winged Lapwing, Spur-winged Lapwing, Spur-winged Plover
Old scientific name(s): Hoplopterus miles, Lobivanellus miles, Lobibyx miles


Manipouri, Southland, South Island, New Zealand - Apr 28, 2001 © William Hull  Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia - 2001 © Hans&Judy Beste  Rupanyup, Victoria, Australia - 1977 © Hans&Judy Beste  Australia - Aug, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Tasmania, Australia - Feb, 2006 © Arthur Grosset 
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New Guinea and associated is., Austrialia and New Zealand;
Fragmented distribution in the n. part of its range;
(1) S. New Guinea from Merauke to the Ramu River and Sepik River. N. Australia from n. Western Australia and Northern Territory w. to the Dampier and e. to Queensland s. to at least Cairns.
(2) Se. Australia from se. Queensland from Mackay s. in New South Wales to Victoria and e. South Australia, Tasmania and New Zealand.
Ranges widely to other parts of Australia, the Moluccas, Kai Is. and Aru Is.


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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation


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


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