Blacksmith Lapwing - Vanellus armatus

Length 11.0-12.2 in (28.0-31.0 cm)
Weight 4.0-7.5 oz (114-213 g)
Clutch Size 3
Chicks at birth Precocial
IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

The Blacksmith Lapwing is also known as the Blacksmith Plover. They are found throughout southern Africa wherever water is found from wetlands to water troughs. The sexes are similar.

Diet incudes molluscs, crustaceans, worms and insects. They are most active at dusk.

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