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)).