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 Post subject: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned
Unread postPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:03 pm 
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Crowned Lapwing (Plover) (Vanellus coronatus)

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Other names:
Afrikaans: Kroonkiewiet
German: Kronenkiebitz
French: Vanneau couronné
Portuguese: Abibe-coroado
Dutch: Diadeemkievit


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Habits: Gregarious (especially when not breeding) flocks numbers of up to 40 birds. Rather wary, runs in shot bursts, stopping to peck at food with short jabs of bill, digs for food in soft soil. Often vocal and active at night. Flight buoyant with deep wing beats, commutes in flocks between feeding areas. Birds with young or hatching eggs attack intruders by dive bombing with noisy screams, neighbouring pairs often join in such attacks.

Food: Insects and earthworms.

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Location: Ballito, KZN North Coast, South Africa
Seen in Kruger recently.

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Heres an in-flight from Darling on the West coast

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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned
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Brave(bold, courageous, daring, intrepid, opposed to cowardly) or stupid (tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes)? :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned
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I took this picture of the Crowned Lapwing close to Orpen at sunset.

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 Post subject: wattled ................
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saw it in kruger, aug 2011

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 Post subject: Re: wattled ................
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White Crowned Lapwing


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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned
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A Crowned Lapwing.

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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned
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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned
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One of Laine's photos.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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spotted in northern KNP last month

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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Crowned lapwings (plovers) or kiewiet in Afrikaans.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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thanks BP, first time I meet you outside the Arid Parks Section :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help - General Birds
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I am very versatile ice :wink:

I have been to Kruger 22 times and Addo 4. :D

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