Summer breeding Banded Lapwings

Subject: Summer breeding Banded Lapwings
From: Robert Hamilton <>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:59:55 +1100
I saw group of 11 birds  yesterday on Ashby Rod, northwest of Ross in Tasmania, 
which included one very young chick.

Rob Hamilton

> On 23 Mar 2019, at 11:03 pm, Mark Stanley <> wrote:
> I came across of a family of Banded Lapwings in a paddock near Avalon Airport 
> and the WTP consisting of two adults and two half grown young indicating a 
> late January laying date. This is about 6 months off the peak August laying 
> period in "temperate" parts of Australia. HANZAB indicates 1 Vic record in 
> Feb from the Nest Record Scheme. There has been a very dry summer in southern 
> Victoria so "following rains" rule that is suggested for inland areas does 
> not really apply. Anyone else seen this behavior?
> Mark Stanley
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