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BirdPix:   4150
Province:  
Country:   Botswana
Locus:   1725CC
Observer:   Kennedy David
Date of record:   1999-06-11
Number of photos:   1
Notes:   This bird had laid her eggs in a depression in the road - she would not move off them when we came along, forcing us to back up and go round her. I've seen the same species face down elephant, and scare the hell out of golfers.
Last updated:   2020-03-31 18:19:48
Sp. code:   245
Species name:   Vanellus armatus
Common name:   Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover) -- Bontkiewiet
Family:   Charadriidae
Record status:   ACCEPTED
Collector's species id:   Blacksmith Lapwing Vanellus armatus
Institution:   ADU-UCT
Record URL:   http://vmus.adu.org.za/?vm=BirdPix-4150
VM-number: 4150 - photo: 1

Comments by the Expert Panel on this record:

Comment number:   1
By:   Jake Mulvaney
Comment:  
Date:   2013-08-06 13:32:53
Species name:   Vanellus armatus -- Blacksmith Lapwing (Plover); Bontkiewiet
Species code:   245

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