March 17, 2016 – Inland Dotterel (Charadrius australis)

These plovers live in arid and semi-arid areas of Australia, mostly away from the coast. They feed on seeds and leaves during the day and insects and spiders at night. Breeding any time of the year after heavy rains, they nest in depressions on the ground surrounded by small rocks and twigs. Pairs are probably monogamous and females are thought to do most of the incubation. They tend to run from danger, flying only at the last moment.