Masked Lapwing Vanellus miles

Masked Lapwing
Spur-winged Plover
The Masked Lapwing is native to Australia. The northern race (V. m. miles) above left has no black neck stripe; the southern race (V. m. novaehollandiae) right has a more extensive black cap and a plover-like black neck bar (bird previously known as Masked Plover and still known locally as Spur-winged Plover, name of a similar African/Middle Eastern species (Vanellus spinosus)).
Masked Lapwing
Masked Plover
Masked Lapwing
Masked Lapwings
Masked Lapwing pair