Spur-winged Plover

Vanellus spinosus

Size: Up to 30 cms long
Habitat: Dry ground but close to water
Feeding: Insects and invertebrates

The Spur-winged Plover, also called Spur-winged Lapwing, is a wading bird.

 The crown and chest are black and it has a white neck. The wings are brown, the legs and beak black.

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

This photo was taken in the Selous National Park, Tanzania.














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