Black-winged Lapwing
Vanellus melanopterus
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The black-winged lapwing mainly occurs at higher elevations and often in grassland or areas that have been plowed or mowed or burned. Note the red legs and the broad white forehead that extends almost to the eye-ring, features that distinguish it from the Senegal lapwing. The right lower photo is an immature; note the brown breast and head and lack of red eyering. The flight photo (Magongo Hill-Arusha) is courtesy of Anabel Harries. The other photos were taken at Arkaria, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Engikaret. Click the mating photo above to see 10 enlargements.

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copyright © 2001-22 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
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Anabel Harries, Silas Olofson

Last Update this page: 10-26-22