Charadrius australis

Unmistakable. Upperparts generally buff mottled with dark brown. Face pale but marked by vertical black band crossing eye and fore-crown. Underparts generally buff and white, marked with distinctice black Y on breast, forming collar on hind-neck, and joined to black band on belly separating white lower belly from rich buff lower breast and flanks. Measurements: length 19-23 cm; wingspan 43-47 cm; weight 80 g.

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Author: Arthur Chapman

The Charadrius australis is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

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Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Charadriidae
Genus : Charadrius
Species : australis
Authority : (Gould, 1841)