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Southern Lapwing

Vanellus chilensis




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15 Comments

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

Spectacular

nice shots

remco.douma
remco.douma a year ago

You're welcome and thanks!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino a year ago

Wow, fascinating! Thank you and great shots!

remco.douma
remco.douma a year ago

They are called spurs, and they are used in conflict. According to Wikipedia: "It is equipped with red bony extensions under the wings (spurs), used to intimidate foes and fight birds of prey."

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino a year ago

What is with the pointy orange spike on the wing? Is this skin covering bone? Any idea what they use it fore?!

remco.douma
remco.douma 2 years ago

I know, they're quite aggressive now. Thanks!

MarkW3
MarkW3 2 years ago

These guys get real grumpy this time of year with their new babies around.
Great series.

manuelap1
manuelap1 2 years ago

Excellent shot! That's amazing! Congratulations for the spotting and the picture!

vale1
vale1 2 years ago

great!!!! =)

maca1
maca1 2 years ago

it looks angry

santifvi1
santifvi1 2 years ago

WOW!!

remco.douma
remco.douma 2 years ago

Thanks people!

Jeannette
Jeannette 2 years ago

Cool shot :)

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 2 years ago

Wow!! When I first saw the first pic as the screen scrolled, it looked like maybe a big-horn sheep skull...with big curling horns on either side? I swear! Look at it in the little thumbnail!!
Wonderful series of photos!!

harsuame
harsuame 2 years ago

Sensacional !!!

Lomas de Carrasco, Canelones, Uruguay

Lat: -34.79, Long: -55.98

Spotted on Sep 9, 2009
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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