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African wattled lapwing/plover

Vanellus senegallus

Description:

The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus) is a large lapwing, a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae. It is a resident breeder in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests, although it has seasonal movements. These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are large brown waders with a black crown, white forehead and large yellow facial wattles. The tail is white, tipped black, and the long legs are yellow.

Notes:

Dinokeng Game Reserve

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Mari du Preez
Spotted by
Mari du Preez

Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Spotted on Aug 10, 2013
Submitted on Nov 30, 2013

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