Black-fronted DotterelScientific name: Elseyornis melanops
Aboriginal name: Nidoolyorong (nee’dool’yaw’rawng).
Distribution: Widespread across Australia wherever water can be found.
Description: Up to 18cm long with a 35cm wingspan.
Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 125km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in November 2007, 4 years 0.4 months after being banded (information as at 15 June 2012).
References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2 http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal
Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html