Blacksmith Lapwing
Vanellus armatus
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The blacksmith lapwing is seen in wetlands and adjacent grasslands, sometimes in small flocks. The right 6th row nest photo (Lake Eyasi, 4-16) is courtesy of Chris Schmeling; the right 7th row fledge (Arusha NP, 4-20) is courtesy of Per Holmen. The other photos were taken in Silale swamp, Ngorongoro Crater, Katavi and Tarangire. Click the photo of the immature above (Ndutu, 5-07) to see 24 enlargements, including nests, eggs, more chicks, juveniles, immatures, and flight.

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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-20 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Russell Peacey, Joseph Morlan, Ingrid Eggert, Siegfried Woldhek
Chris Schmeling, Per Holmen

Last Update this page: 9-12-20