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Masked Lapwing

Vanellus miles

Description:

The Masked Lapwing is mainly white below, with brown wings and back and a black crown. Birds have large yellow wattles covering the face, and are equipped with a thorny spur that projects from the wrist on each wing. The spur is yellow with a black tip.

Habitat:

The Masked Lapwing inhabits marshes, mudflats, beaches and grasslands. It is often seen in urban areas. Where this bird is used to human presence, it may tolerate close proximity; otherwise it is very wary of people, and seldom allows close approach. This one has made her nest right next to a carpark.


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4 Comments

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 4 years ago

Thanks Joshua , i am happy she was off for a few seconds , and allowed me to get this shot , i was quick as they are pretty aggressive

JoshuaGSmith
JoshuaGSmith 4 years ago

Excellent spotting! I love to see the adult and eggs side by side.

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 4 years ago

Added now Ava :)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 4 years ago

Please add this wonderful spotting to the Nests, hives, bower....Animal Architecture global mission.

CharliePrice
Spotted by
CharliePrice

Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -41.23, Long: 146.41

Spotted on Jul 14, 2015
Submitted on Jul 15, 2015

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