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Information for Black-fronted dotterel - Elseyornis melanops

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Black-fronted dotterel
Elseyornis melanops

A small wading plover found throughout much of Australia

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Black-fronted dotterel - Elseyornis melanops on the Daintree River - Photo by Alex Pawlow

Their diet consists mainly of insects and small animals found in shallow water. They will also supplement their diet with seeds.

Generally seen singly or in pairs (uncommonly in flocks where food is abundant).