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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby JoelR » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:25 am

That's a pretty special sighting, JenB! 8) Only an estimated 90 breeding pairs of White-crowned Lapwing occur in Kruger and almost all of them are sighted from the Olifants river northwards (but for mysterious reasons not on the Letaba river). The only other known KNP-spot for this bird is in fact along the river between Lower Sabie and Nkuhlu picnic spot (where Sunset dam is also located). A great tick for Mpumalanga! :wink:

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby JenB » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:39 am

Thanx for the info, Joel. :D
I thought they were more common although we only saw them at Sunset dam.
Noted as a special sighting! 8)
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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby Elsa » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:39 am

There were quite a few pairs of these birds on the H4-1 a few kms above Sunset Dam in May/June this year.
Also a new tick for me. :D

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby LaeveldLeeu » Fri Aug 21, 2009 3:25 pm

Sunset Dam 9May2009

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby wendyp » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:37 pm

Mother and 4 babies on the tar road between Lower Sabi and Skukuza on Thursday 29 October 2009 :lol:
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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby noel » Tue Dec 14, 2010 7:31 pm

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Cannot remember where or when I saw this one, there was a pair. I should like to know about those devilish horns on each side of the breast. Looking at Wendyp' s photo, seems the female also has them. So unlikely to be for breeding purposes.

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

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wattled plovers

Unread postby neilo » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:19 am

Hi there ,

These also seem to be rare, only seen them a few times.
This was on the lower-sabie - nkuhlu road. 2010

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Anybody had any sightings ?

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Re: wattled plovers

Unread postby davejenny » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:25 am

This bird is actually a White-crowned Lapwing (Plover)

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Re: wattled plovers

Unread postby neilo » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:44 am

Thanks Dave,

I hauled out my roberts and you are 100% correct. Nice one ! :redface:


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Re: wattled plovers

Unread postby ecojunkie » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:58 am

Quite often seen in the open sodic sites on S114/S25. But they are not easy to spot!
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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby Philip1 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:08 am

noel wrote:Image

Cannot remember where or when I saw this one, there was a pair. I should like to know about those devilish horns on each side of the breast. Looking at Wendyp' s photo, seems the female also has them. So unlikely to be for breeding purposes.

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Many lapwings have bony spurs at their carpal joints that are apparent when the birds fly. These barbs help fight off predators and competitors alike. Considering how deceptively large these waders can be, I suggest keeping a respectful distance!


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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:22 pm

From my collection

Sunset Dam (Think it is a White-crowned)

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:32 pm

Sunset Dam March 2013

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