Banded Lapwings (Vanellus tricolour)

 

In Springtime, on Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, the first birds to nest are often the Banded Lapwings. (Vanellus tricolour)

They nest in open paddocks and lay their well-camouflaged eggs in a shallow scrape on the ground.

Their chicks are very hard to spot and super cute! Banded Lapwings eat mainly insects, worms, snails and spiders.

(Thanks to Dion Clarke for additional images!)

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