Crowned Plover

Vanellus coronatus

Size: Up to 30 cms long
Habitat: Grassland
Feeding: Insects, especially termites

The Crowned Plover, also called Crowned Lapwing, is a wading bird. The back, wings and throat are brown and it has a white belly. Its most striking feature is its black crown with a white stripe.

The legs are bright red and the beak is red with a black tip.

The sexes are very similar but the males are slightly larger.

These photos were taken in the Amboseli National Park, Kenya.














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