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Spur-winged Lapwing

The Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) is a species of wading birds in the Charadriidae family.

The bird owes its name to a spur hidden in each of its wings that it would sometimes use to defend itself when it feels threatened.

Its range extends across the north of sub-Saharan Africa, the Nile valley and more dissolved in the Middle East and Turkey (where it is migratory).
Its population is declining in its boreal range, but it remains abundant in Africa where it can be seen and heard by its scream, practically in all humid regions.
It lives mostly in marshes and shallow freshwater bodies.

It feeds on insects and other small invertebrates that it pecks on the ground.

Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)
Lake Ziway (Ethiopia)
November 05, 2019