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Re: Strange Kruger Lapwing

Unread postby Dabchick » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:40 am

I wonder :hmz: . Are the offspring fertile? Are we going to see these okies all over the place in a few years time? :hmz:

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Re: Strange Kruger Lapwing

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:51 pm

I saw one of these Hybrid lapwings at Lake Panic this morning... To me it seems as if this hybridization is not as rare as was initially thought.
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Re: Strange Kruger Lapwing

Unread postby adrianp » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:44 am

Yip there seem to be a lot of them around! Those naughty lapwings are taking this whole diversity thing way too far :lol:

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Also at lake panic.

I also thought juvenile long-toed lapwing when I first saw it, but if it was a juvenile it would have grown up a long time ago :wink: For me the clincher against a juvenile LTL is the fact that the feet of a LTL are quite different... it has really long toes :lol:

This one is a bit too evil to post as a challenge bird :twisted:

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby maretam » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:37 pm

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I think I figured out how to post a pic at long last, let see if this works.
Saw this bird at Lake Panic in August. Looks like a Lapwing, maybe a juvenile or maybe cross between two?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Sat Jan 25, 2014 7:07 am

Bush Baptist wrote:I am sure this birdie has been discussed before maretam. Check the thread.


Tough one to find as it is not part of the index... an oversight I will correct today.
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Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:44 am

Good day Birders

I need some help with a few sightings that I cant ID, but I am sure the Birding forum mites wont have a problem. :clap:

4) Taken at Lake Panic. It looks like a Kiewiet, but I cant ID him?

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Thanx for the help.




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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby wildtuinman » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:25 pm

I can't see all your photos but let me try on the ones I can see:

4. X-bred Senegal Lapwing and White-winged Lapwing most likely.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:15 pm

wildtuinman wrote:I can't see all your photos but let me try on the ones I can see:

4. X-bred Senegal Lapwing and White-winged Lapwing most likely.


WTM is spot-on with his calls. The x-breed lapwing has been extensively debated...

The general consesus is Blacksmith x White-crowned Lapwing hybrid.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:26 pm

Thanx Wildtuinman.

You have helped with all but one.

I have read the thread about the x breed, and I find it very interesting.
Does a crossbreed like this get its own name in species?

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Johan van Rensburg » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:34 pm

Wildkyker wrote:Does a crossbreed like this get its own name in species?


The offspring of interspecific hybrids (mating of two species, normally from within the same genus) display traits and characteristics of both parents and and are most often sterile; thus, hybrid sterility prevents the movement of genes from one species to the other, keeping both species distinct.
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby yoda » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:22 pm

I saw this Plover/Lapwing at the low level bridge over the Sabie in December 2014.
It was with a group of Blacksmith, and initially I thought it was an immature. But on consulting my books, I am not convinced.
Any ideas??

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby DotDan » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:22 am

Hi Yoda, your Lapwing has become quite famous over the years and many experts believe it is a hybrid bird possibly between a White Crowned Lapwing and Blacksmith Lapwing.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby hilda » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:21 am

You can read some of the discussions here as well Yoda: Strange Kruger Lapwing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby Tokmino » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:17 am

I saw this bird in the riverbed in front of Skukuza on August 6th, 2014 at 3pm. I thought it might be a lapwing of some kind but there is none in my book that looks like this.
Sorry about the quality of the photos but it was very far away and I have blown them up to try to get a better idea of the bird.

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Re: Identification Help - General Birds

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:20 pm

Could be a juv Blacksmith Lapwing :hmz:
but the eyes.... :?
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