Red-kneed DotterelScientific name: Erythrogonys cinctus

Meaning of name: Erythrogonys is from the Greek words erythros, meaning red, and gonys, meaning knee. Cinctus is Latin for banded.

Distribution: Widespread throughout mainland Australia but restricted to areas where water is available.

Description: Up to 19.5cm long with a 38cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 39km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in November 1982, 5 months after being banded (information as at 15 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme