Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Vanellus
Family: Charadriidae (Aves)
Taxon : Bird
Group : Animal

SPECIES
armatus
NOTES

A resident bird found in pairs or small parties in damp places near the river. Grows to 30 cm and weighs up to 195 g. It eats insects, worms and small molluscs. The nest is a depression or shallow scrape lined with grass, twigs and small stones. Generally near the water.


AUTHORITY
(Burchell, 1822)
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Bold black and white markings
Colour: Black
Notes: Most of the body is white
Colour: White
Common Name
Blacksmith lapwing
Blacksmith plover
Bontkiewiet
Habitat
NOTES: Found feeding on the river banks
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Hoplopterus armatus



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