Siksak - spur-winged plover
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|The spur-winged plover/lapwing has a particularly raucous cry whose call gave it its Hebrew name of siksak. It is found all over Israel and neighboring countries.|
The spur-winged lapwing or spur-winged plover (Vanellus spinosus) is a lapwing species, one of a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.
It is one of several species of wader supposed to be the "trochilus" bird said by Herodotus to have been involved in an unattested cleaning symbiosis with the Nile crocodile.
The spur-winged lapwing breeds around the eastern Mediterranean, and in a wide band from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. The Greek and Turkish breeders are migratory, but other populations are resident. The species is declining in its northern range, but is abundant in much of tropical Africa, being seen at almost any wetland habitat in its range. The spur-winged lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
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- [2019-08-11 11:22]
Hi Alan,magnificent capture of this plover-lapwing,it seems the guardian of the coast,the quality is absolutely perfect! I'm looking for the name of your butterfly,but it's very difficult because i don't know where it lives exactly,for the moment it's sure that it come from the Nymphalidae family.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Ciao Alain, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, wonderful colors, splendiid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fantastic capture of this plover-lapwing.