Upper body light brown with pale streaks, underparts white with a black "V" shape patch on the breast. Black stripe through eye, red circle around the eye. Bill red, black at the tip. Body up to 16 cm long.
These birds stalk their prey by standing still and then chasing small insects, molluscs and crustaceans as they move past.
Open freshwater wetlands and muddy shores.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern