dotterel or plover

To: "COG" <>
Subject: dotterel or plover
From: "roger curnow" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 16:42:25 +1000
This morning this guy was running around a puddle between Dunlop and NSW
The puddle unless it rains tonight will be gone tomorrow.
My question: is he "officially" a black-fronted dotterel or a plover?
A supplementary question (no doubt asked in the past): who or what is the authority on "common names"?
        roger curnow
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