Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Masked Lapwing
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
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RangeNew 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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