Masked Lapwings on a roof

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Masked Lapwings on a roof
From: Robin Hide <>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2013 02:53:21 +0000

Two or three years ago, whenever I visited the Macquarie Discount Pharmacy there always seemed to be a pair on/or adjacent to/ the roof of the shops. Whether they in fact nested on the roof I don’t know.

Robin Hide


From: martin butterfield [
Sent: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:21 PM
To: John Leonard
Cc: Birding-aus; Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Masked Lapwings on a roof


Many years ago a pair used to nest on the flat roof gardens of the Cameron Offices Belconnen.  


This gave them a good vantage point from which to attack 3rd and 4th Division staff as they walked into the building. (2nd Division parked under cover.)


On 23 April 2013 12:11, John Leonard <> wrote:

At the local primary school here in Canberra I have noticed that a apir of Masked Lapwings frequenly the flat roof of the main, one-story building. I guess they avoid the kids that way.


Does anyone have any infroamtion about Masked Lapwings actually nesting on flat roofs?

John Leonard


Martin Butterfield

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