The Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles), previously known as the Masked Plover and often called the Spur-winged Plover, is a large and conspicuous bird native to Australia.

This pair was found perched on a rock in the Georges River at Oatley Point, NSW, Australia.

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  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsabout 4 years ago

    Nice photo Mike. I can hear them now.

  • Thanks Michael. Yes, they do have a distinctive call.

    – Michael John

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 4 years ago

    Nice shot Mike. Got attacked by a male last spring grrr :( :)))

  • Thanks. Yes – you do have to be careful not to go too close….as you found out!

    – Michael John

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 4 years ago

    Well captured Michael!
    Not the sort of terrain that I usually associate with these birds.

  • Thanks Trish. I agree – you don’t normally see them like this, so that made it all the more interesting.

    – Michael John

  • murray hilton
    murray hiltonalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thanks Murray.

    – Michael John

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanover 3 years ago

    bit of a tiff ,not talking to each other hey? Mad birds they lay their eggs on a park near me and the council mower has to mow around them.

  • Haha. Yes, they can be a bit aggressive at times. Thanks Virginia.

    – Michael John

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Thanks Deborah.

    – Michael John

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 2 years ago

    2012/04/15 1 Image per 24hrs

  • Thanks

    – Michael John

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