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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
Unread postPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:25 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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Sunset Dam 9May2009

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Mother and 4 babies on the tar road between Lower Sabi and Skukuza on Thursday 29 October 2009 :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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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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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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 Post subject: wattled plovers
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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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This bird is actually a White-crowned Lapwing (Plover)

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 Post subject: Re: wattled plovers
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Thanks Dave,

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


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Quite often seen in the open sodic sites on S114/S25. But they are not easy to spot!

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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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noel wrote:
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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.

Cheerio

Noel


:redface: Hi can anybody help me with the following quote :P

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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!


Amazing, never took notice of the "claws" before :redface:

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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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Sunset Dam (Think it is a White-crowned)

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 Post subject: Re: Lapwing: White-crowned
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Sunset Dam March 2013

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