Scientific Name:

Vanellus miles



Masked Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in Australia

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Two

V. m. miles – coastal New Guinea; Aru Island and northern Australia

V. m. novaehollandiae – southern Australia and New Zealand

Further Reading: The World’s Wattled Waders

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest