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Lapwing, Blacksmith

Roberts No: 258

A medium sized lapwing with white crown, black face and neck, white patch on hindneck. Back black, grey upperwing coverts. Named for its distinctive alarm call ‘tink-tink, like the sound of a hammer on an anvil. Inhabits dry ground near water.

Family Name:
Vanellus armatus
Common Name:
Lapwing, Blacksmith
Size:
31 cm
Status:
Resident
Food:
small mollusks, crustaceans, worms and insects.