Spur-winged Lapwing
Vanellus spinosus
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The spur-winged lapwings are often seen in pairs or small flocks foraging in or near fresh water as in most of these images. The name derives from a small, difficult to see, carpal spur. The right 2nd row photo (Selous, 12-19) is courtesy of Prashant Ghorpade. The other photos were taken at Shambarai swamp, Nyumba ya Mungu, Lake Burunge, Lake Manyara and Mara River. Click the photo above to see 20 enlargements including nests, chicks, juveniles and flight photos.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-20 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Steve Kraus, Christine Baissac, Prashant Ghorpade

Last Update this page: 10-09-20