Thursday, 6 February 2014

Spur-winged Lapwing

Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
Ethiopia
January 2014
    


This very handsome species was found throughout our trip in
Ethiopia wherever there was suitable wetland. It was certainly the most common plover we would see; always a delight, however.

11 comments:

  1. More lovely pics from Ethiopia. Hope you had a successful tour there !

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  2. Very lovely bird. Nice pics too.

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  3. Beautiful photos of a particular birds species.

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  4. HI! So your are back!! Beautiful Pictures. Must have been a very exciting trip.
    Majsan/

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  5. Podoba mi się ptak i kolory jego upierzenia, no i oczywiście zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
    I like the bird and the colors of its plumage, and of course pictures. Yours.

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  6. It is a handsome bird, and one that's especially interesting for me to see as our Masked Lapwing in Australia used to have that name, and it had to be changed because of the clash of names!

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    1. I have seen "your" bird too and it's equally handsome!

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  7. They are quite different from the european ones but as beautiful!
    And their red eye is a must!
    Great shots David!

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  8. What a wonderful Plovers David and above two pictures I find super nice captured. I've also never seen these plovers!

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  9. I will probably never visit Africa :) Very nice bird from the Ethiopia, the cradle of civilization :)

    Regards from Poland
    Damian

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