The Inland Dotterel is a striking dry-land wader bird. It is seen
in all months of the year, usually in small flocks and in open habitat
country, particularly gibber plains.
These birds are well known to locals who refer to them as suicide
birds due to their unfortunate habit of roosting during the night
in the middle of major thoroughfare roads. Nevertheless, they are
beautifully adapted to the arid zone and are commonly seen.
When disturbed the Inland Dotterel flies a short distance on long
pointed wings before landing and scurrying off, ducking here and
there behind bushes as it goes.
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Photo - Philip Gee