Upper body brown, underparts white. Cream stripe through eye. When breeding: forehead and eye stripe white, wide black stripe across upper breast, wide red-brown stripe across lower breast. Body up to 19 cm long.
Double-banded Plovers migrate from New Zealand where they breed, to Victoria in autumn. They arrive in March and depart in August.
Grassed edges of open wetlands and intertidal mudflats.
New Zealand, and southern and eastern Australia.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Least Concern