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Lapwing, African Wattled

Unread postby francoisd » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:00 am

Finally managed to add this bird to my list. Not in a SANPark though but hopefully will see one in Kruger at the end of January.
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Unread postby Elsa » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:29 am

Beautiful bird and a great pic FD. :D
On checking through my field guide I see I have one ticked, seen in KNP at the Engelhard Dam in 2002.
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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:24 pm

I got it at Crooks Corner. There was water in the rivers, but not much so the birds had plenty place to walk around with no bushes or whatever in the way for me. 8) Now for a longer lens...
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Unread postby katydownunder » Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:39 pm

I know the problem at Crooks Corner :lol:
We saw one there as well, but after taking a photo it was just a small spot on the horizon :roll:
We met this on on the H10 on the way to Nkumbe Lookout.

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri May 23, 2008 8:51 am

Is this an African Wattled Lapwing.....in my Sasol it shows a black head while mine has got a white head??

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Unread postby wildtuinman » Fri May 23, 2008 9:09 am

The grey breast and black belly would distinguish it from the White-Crowned Lapwing.

It is an African Wattled Lapwing, yes.

ps: If you look closely in the Sasol guide you will also see that the top of the head is white.

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Unread postby Mgoddard » Fri May 23, 2008 9:21 am

Thanks WTM./....I had a look again at my Sasol guide and think I need to get glasses as I cant see white...

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Unread postby francoisd » Fri May 23, 2008 9:33 am

As WTM said the forehead of the African Wattled Lapwing is indeed white. The crown (front and top of head) in White-crowned Lapwing is white.

To see the white forehead of Wattled Lapwing have a look at these photos I posted some time back
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Unread postby Candy's Style » Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:33 pm

African Wattled Lapwing
Vanellus senegallus
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Food: Insects and some grass seeds.
Habitat: Grassveld along streams and vleis, rock outcrops, burnt grassvelds and coastal plain.
Habits: Solitary or in pairs while non-breeding birds are found in larger flocks. Walks slowl and delibrately while foraging. Squats on ground if danger threatens the flies up calling. On landing it opens up its wings vertically for a brief moment before folding them again. Active at night.
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Re: White-crowned Lapwing

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:13 pm

Hi. Are these White-crowned or African Wattled Lapwings???
Taken at Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens today.
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Re: White-crowned Lapwing

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:18 pm

Hi there :)

These are Wattled Lapwing, Walter Sisulu is way out of range for White-crowned Lapwing.....Have a look at your photos compared to others, you'll see a noticable difference........

1.Wattled are grey/brown below, not white.
2.Have a streaked face and neck, not plain grey.
3.Have a black belly, not white.
4.Short wattles, not long.
5.Yellow eye ring, not white.
6.Red above the wattle, full yellow wattle in White-crowned Lapwing.
7.Plain brown above, compared to White crowned having a white collar on upper back.

To name the most prominant features :) Distribution alsohelps a lot.

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Re: White-crowned Lapwing

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:47 pm

Thanks again Justin. At first when I saw them I thought White crowned, but when I got home and put the on the PC and pulled Sasol and Roberts close I also thought Wattled - wasn't sure though
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Re: White-crowned Lapwing

Unread postby Rusty Justy » Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:56 pm

Only a pleasure :) I've noticed you're birding hard and fast lately :wink: Wish I was able to get out as much........Birding from a computer screen boils my blood :evil:

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Re: Lapwing: White-crowned

Unread postby wmahon465 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:17 am

Sorry it took so long, i had forgotten about this, taken near PK in May.
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Re: Lapwing, African Wattled

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:05 pm

Taken in Kruger, November 2010:

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