This small wader can often be spotted along the intertidal areas between Cairn and Cape Tribulation hunting for food.
They hunt by sight, rather than by feel, as some other waders do. They will run a short distance and pause, watching for prey, when run and snatch. They mainly feed on small crustaceans, worms and insects.
Great, Large or Large-billed Dotterel, Sand-Dotterel, Sand Plover, Geoffroy's Plover, Sandplover