Blacksmith lapwing in Kgalagadi


Mainly black and white, and red eyes, that is Blacksmith lapwing (also known as blacksmith plover,Vanellus armatus, seppähyyppä in Finnish). The name derives from the repeated metallic ‘tink, tink, tink’ alarm call, like a blacksmith’s hammer striking an anvil.

Blacksmith lapwings can be seen from Kenya through central Tanzania to southern and southwestern Africa. This bird was visiting a waterhole in Klalagadi National Park in South Africa.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

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