Vanellus miles novaehollandiae
Medium-sized, ground-dwelling bird
Brown wings and back
Black crown, nape and shoulders
Bright yellow wattle
I am posting this bird today in an attempt to try to get my husband to stop pointing them out to me. I have lost count of the number of times I've heard "Ooo....there's a different one. What's that?" My answer is always the same. "It's a Masked Lapwing". They appear to be everywhere in Tasmania: on the beach, in fields, next to the road. They also always seem to travel in pairs. Probably so they can say to each other "Ooo....look at that one with the camera. She's different."
Learn more about the Masked Lapwing.