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Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

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Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

Unread post by francoisd » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:03 pm

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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Unread post by Candy's Style » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:42 pm

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.
In Kruger :P

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Unread post by Elsa » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:03 am

Seen in Kruger recently.

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Unread post by Neil Crawford » Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:18 pm

Heres an in-flight from Darling on the West coast

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

Unread post by JenB » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:12 am

Brave(bold, courageous, daring, intrepid, opposed to cowardly) or stupid (tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes)? :hmz:

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

Unread post by Leeukos » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:25 pm

I took this picture of the Crowned Lapwing close to Orpen at sunset.

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wattled ................

Unread post by schliek » Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:48 pm

thanks
saw it in kruger, aug 2011

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Re: wattled ................

Unread post by pantera leo » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:06 am

White Crowned Lapwing

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

Unread post by Leeukos » Tue May 08, 2012 7:20 pm

A Crowned Lapwing.

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

Unread post by Leeukos » Sat Aug 04, 2012 7:01 am

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"A roaring lion kills no game."
"Until lions start writing down their own stories, the hunters will always be heroes."
"If you kill a tree, you are killing a bird."
“When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.”

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Re: Lapwing (Plover): Crowned

Unread post by wildtuinman » Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:50 pm

One of Laine's photos.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by ice » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:05 pm

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spotted in northern KNP last month

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:49 pm

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

Unread post by ice » Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:50 pm

thanks BP, first time I meet you outside the Arid Parks Section :shock:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread post by Bush Baptist » Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:06 pm

I am very versatile ice :wink:

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