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Vanellus tricolor

7 Banded Lapwing at Majura, ACT

Vanellus tricolor at Majura, ACT - 8 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Vanellus tricolor 9 Dec 2020 Illilanga
Unidentified 8 Dec 2020 millsse

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Significant sighting

natureguy noted:
9 Dec 2020

Rare visitor to the ACT. Last year had an influx to the area which was due to the drought. First record this summer.

Author's notes

Banded Lapwing


Illilanga wrote:
   9 Dec 2020
Thanks for the great sighting millsse. Could you please confirm the estimated number of birds and amend your abundance to a single number rather than a range. Do you think this is a nesting site as it is unusual to see these birds in the Canberra urban area? Thanks, Sandra
millsse wrote:
   9 Dec 2020
Sighted at Canberra Airport, within the airfield next to a taxiway (visible in foreground of photo). Very unlikely to be a nesting sight due to location. Infrequent visitor on airport, last time I saw one was July 2017
Christine wrote:
   10 Dec 2020
And yet, this is almost the exact same spot where they did nest in 2012.

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 8 Dec 2020 06:24 PM Recorded on
  • millsse Recorded by
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