Blacksmith Lapwing

Blacksmith Lapwing

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Blacksmith Lapwing or Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus) occurs commonly from Kenya through central Tanzania to southern and southwestern Africa. The vernacular name derives from the repeated metallic 'tink, tink, tink' alarm call, which suggests a blacksmith's hammer striking an anvil. Blacksmith Lapwings are very boldly patterned in black, grey and white, possibly warning colours to predators. It is one of five lapwing species (two African, one Asian and two Neotropical) that share the characteristics of a carpal (wing) spur, red eye and a bold pied plumage. The bare parts are black. Females average larger and heavier but the sexes are generally alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6133990589
  • 9786133990586