Unusual bird - Vanellus Coronatus?

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Unusual bird - Vanellus Coronatus?

Postby Nizzy » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:59 am

Vanellus Coronatus?. I have been researching online to try and identify a bird that I saw in New Lynn, Auckland on Wednesday 3 October at approximately 4pm. It was just walking along Astley Avenue, near Neville Street. It looked like a seabird. Its head was black and white, its body was long and sleek, and the wings and body were a fawn colour. It had long legs. I have identified it provisionally as a Vanellus Coronatus, as the pictures I have seen of this bird most closely resemble the bird I saw. I don't know if it is common in New Zealand, so thought I would just bring the sighting to the attention of the members of this forum.
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Re: Unusual bird - Vanellus Coronatus?

Postby les » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:22 pm

I hate to burst your bubble but it sounds like your everyday spur-winged plover aka eckity bird?
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Re: Unusual bird - Vanellus Coronatus?

Postby Liam Ballard » Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:49 pm

Aka Vanellus miles novahollandiae, aka Masked Lapwing ;)
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