Saturday, 8 March 2014

Crowned Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus
Liben Plain, Ethiopia
17 January 2014

    A characteristic bird of dry inland plains, Crowned Lapwing is a handsome bird indeed with a very distinctive head pattern. I have several pictures of this species but none front on to the bird. It seemed that every time we spotted a small group, and it was not uncommon in appropriate habitat, it would move twenty or thirty metres away from us and stop in its characteristic upright stance. 


9 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture of this Crowned Lapwing.
    Pity this with the back to your state.
    Have a great weekend, Irma

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  2. Lubię czajki ale na żywo ich jeszcze nie widziałem:)

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  3. Wonderful, I would love to see that one. Brilliant photo too.

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  4. Great bird.. Beautiful picture.. Congrats

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  5. It's a striking Lapwing with those markings and red bill and legs.

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  6. Hello, David Gascoigne.

     Expression of great moment.
     Fascinating photographing.

    Have a good day. From Japan, ruma ❀

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  7. Yes, I KNOW you would like to see the Wallcreeper!!!!
    And so would I!!! LOL!
    Unfortunately I am not sure how we can manage that!!
    But I will ask around and maybe with luck we can achieve this together when you'll be here ! ;-)

    Lovely lapwing with beautiful B&W stripes on the head!

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  8. wau biutiful bird ! ihania lintu kuvia. welcome my blog, finland

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