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Shore Birds


Masked Lapwing
(Vanellus miles)

Common Name: Masked Lapwing
Scientific Name: Vanellus miles
Clutch Size: 3 to 5 eggs
Incubation Period: N/A
Habitation: Australia, particularly the northern and eastern parts of the continent. Masked Lapwings are most common around the edges of wetlands and in other moist, open environments, but are adaptable and can often be found in surprisingly arid areas. They can also be found on beaches and coastlines.
Conservation Status: IUCN Least Concern



Allens Gallinule
(Porphyrio alleni)

Common Name: Allens Gallinule
Scientific Name: Porphyrio alleni
Clutch Size: 2 to 5 eggs
Incubation Period: N/A
Habitation: It inhabits freshwater marshes, rice fields, inundated grasslands, floodplains, reedbeds and rankgrass beside open waters, normally preferringdense emergent cover interspersed with floating-leaved vegetation, and frequently occupying seasonal habitats
Conservation Status: IUCN Least Concern



Purple Swamphen / Purple gallinule
(Porphyrio porphyrio)

Common Name: Purple Swamphen / Purple gallinule
Scientific Name: Porphyrio porphyrio
Clutch Size: 3 to 6 eggs
Incubation Period: 23 to 27 days
Habitation: They are native to the tropical and sub-tropical regions of Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. They have been introduced to Florida
Conservation Status: The species is considered to be Least Concern globally by the IUCN.





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