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Small bird with white body, brown wings and reddish-brown cap, dark eye stripe. The female is similar, but the cap is much diminished to just a brow and reddish-brown tints around the face.
A monotypic species.
Found on beaches, on the edge of river and lakes inland.
Breeds Sep. - Jan. Nest depression in soil or sand lined with shell, stones or vegetation. Eggs 2-3 pale green spotted.
Diet includes insects and small crustaceans.
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