Upper body light brown with top of head, sides of breast, and wing tips black. Underparts and lower back white. Yellow circular flap of skin hanging on face. Body up to 38 cm long.
Masked Lapwings nest in open areas and defend the nest by swooping on intruders.
Open grassy paddocks, wetlands, intertidal mudflats and parkland.
Mainly eastern Australia.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern