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Lapwing (Plover): Senegal (Lesser Blackwinged)

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Lapwing (Plover): Senegal (Lesser Blackwinged)

Unread postby cybeR@NGER » Fri Dec 01, 2006 3:17 pm

The small white forehead, dark legs (as opposed to reddish in Black-winged) and the narrow black band separating the breast from the belly are diagnostic.
We saw this one on the Doispane Road (S1) on our way to Skukuza, in October'06.
Again, also note the presence of recently burnt grass:

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Unread postby Boulder » Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:14 pm

The Lesser Black winged Plover is most commonly found on the bare Grabbo flats around Orpen Camp.
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Unread postby leachy » Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:19 pm

As Boulder said.

I spotted this one just outside Orpen on 25 Nov '06

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Unread postby Elsa » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:52 am

Bush Baptist wrote:What are they? Senegal Lapwings or Black winged plovers?


Senegal Lapwings are the new name replacing what was the Lesser Black-winged Plover name. :?
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:39 pm

Thanks Elsa, if I had looked carefully in my new Sasol book, my question would have been unneccessary.
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Senegal Lapwing (Lesser Blackwinged Plover)

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:56 pm

How common are these birds in KNP? We positively id one just outside Talamati. The pics, which certain people promise to place soon :P , leave no doubt to what it was. It was sitting in the short grass bout 1m from the road.
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Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Oct 30, 2007 1:37 pm

The only others I have seen were at the corner of the H7 where it turns off to Tamboti. A pair is sighted there regularly. I would have had a pic if peopol (git) on the phone in a blue twincab had not driven between me and the birds.
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Unread postby DuQues » Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:40 pm

The bird in question:

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Unread postby Adansonia » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:28 pm

Hi all,

I agree with Boulder that they are most common on the Gabbro flats. I've seen them three times on these flats:

1) at the previously mentioned intersection of the H7 and Tamboti/Maroela access road
2) near Afsaal on the H3 road
3) near Leeupan on the H1-2 road

My other sighting was near the Nhlambanyathi bird-hide on the S28 Nhlowa road

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Unread postby gwendolen » Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:36 pm

DinkyBird, Jay and I spotted a Senegal Lapwing family of 4 on the Doispane Road, KNP (14-11-2007)

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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:05 pm

Seen on the H1-3 in Kruger last month.

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Unread postby Laine » Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:20 am

ok....road names are so NOT my thing... :redface: but on the way to skukuza will have to do.. :lol:

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Senegal (Lesser Blackwinged)

Unread postby nightjar » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:19 pm

Seen in KNP, at the junction of the S113 and H3, on 29th September 2008.

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Senegal (Lesser Blackwinged)

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:34 pm

One of four, near Orpen, this week.
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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Senegal (Lesser Blackwinged)

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:57 pm

I was amazed to find 4 Senegal Lapwings at the busy "4-way" crossing outside Skukuza ( turn off to staff village). They look rather afraid and out of their place.

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