Red-kneed Dotterel with red knees

I like it when a bird species has an identifying feature listed in its name, it makes birding just a fraction easier. Before the Spotted Crake did his dash across the small shallow lagoon a few Red-kneed Dotterels worked their way along the edge looking for small insects on the water.

Red -kneed Dotterel, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

Red-kneed Dotterel, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

Red -kneed Dotterel, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

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Red -kneed Dotterel, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

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Red -kneed Dotterel, Western Treatment Plant, Werribee, Vic

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4 responses to “Red-kneed Dotterel with red knees

  1. Sort of like me, Malt, the ‘knobby kneed’ human! Nice photos and I agree on the naming.

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  2. Great shots Malt, love the reflections and the clear red knees.

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