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Crowned Lapwing Plover

Vanellus coronatus


Crowned Lapwing Plover


Crowned Plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa. It is an adaptable and numerous species, with bold and noisy habits. It is related to the more localized Black-winged and Senegal lapwings, with which it shares some plumage characteristics.(wikipedia)


Saw while on safari in Tanzania

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Dixie 6 years ago

Thank you Daniele. I checked him out. Cool.

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Dixie, you can hear this bird in the video in this spotting, and also see its bold behavior:

Dixie 6 years ago

You know what we need? Some way to listen to the birds. I noticed you said 'bold and noisy habits'. I'd like to hear what it sounds like. Maybe Audubon Birds has a recording.

Dixie 6 years ago

I'm looking at your pics. Very nice!
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Dodoma, Dodoma, Tanzania

Spotted on Feb 2, 2010
Submitted on Feb 22, 2014

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