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This lapwing belongs to the 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.
Next to a waterhole close to Lower Sabie.
This species is a common breeder in wet lowland habitats, especially damp grassland. It often feeds in drier habitats, such as golf courses, picking insects and other invertebrates from the ground. It lays three or four eggs on a ground scrape. This species is more solitary than other lapwings, being found singly, in pairs or small groups even outside of the breeding season. Sadly, the species is hunted and traded at traditional medicine markets in Nigeria.