Indonesia : Terik Australia

Scientific name : Stiltia isabella Vieillot, 1816

Synonim : Glareola isabella

Forms apparent link between coursers and pratincoles. Sometimes included in genus Glareola, or at other extreme in its own subfamily Stiltiinae. Monotypic.

Distribution: Drier regions of N & E Australia, spreading further S in wetter years, but absent from SW; breeds sporadically throughout Australian range, but seldom N of 18° S; two breeding records in Trans-Fly, S New Guinea. Migrates to N Queensland and Northern Territory, New Guinea and E Indonesian archipelago to West Indonesia (Java, Bali, Sumatera?) as far NW as S Borneo. [ more >> ]


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