Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

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

SPECIES
coronatus
NOTES

A common resident bird found in pairs or small parties. Runs with the body held horizontal and then stops suddenly and stands upright. Swoops at intruders. Eats insects. Nest a scrape sometimes lined with pebbles or twigs.


AUTHORITY
(Boddaert, 1783)
Sub Author
Conservation
Common
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Distinguished by a black crown with a white rim and red legs
Colour: Grey
Notes: The back is brown
Colour: Brown
Common Name
Crowned lapwing
Crowned plover
Kroonkiewiet
Kiewietjie
Habitat
NOTES: Prefers open veld with short grass or cultivated fields
HABITAT NAME: Veld
NOTES: Often seen in the Woodland's fields
HABITAT NAME: Farm lands
Uses
None known
None
Months
All year
Synonyms for Species
Stephanibyx coronatus



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