Upper body and wings brown, underparts white. Head, back of neck and breast are black, throat white. Upper leg red, lower leg brown-grey. Bill red, black at the tip. Body up to 19 cm long.
Red-kneed Dotterels feed on aquatic insects and seeds. Both parents incubate the eggs and care for the young.
Open wetlands, coastal bays and inlets.
Australia, excluding Tasmania.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern