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Southern Lapwing

By achieverswales
Thanks for all your comments and votes yesterday, this beauty I spotted at the Cotswold Wildlife Park, it was not in an enclosure so do not think it was captive unless the wings are clipped, I have tried to identify but failed. Thanks to Martin for identity.

Tags: Birds Lapwing Southern Wildlife and nature

Voters: Alvar, debu, Ade_Osman and 32 more

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Comments


Alvar 9 23 2 France
27 Mar 2012 10:34AM
A beauty Trevor with fine colour and detailSmile
Regards
Alvar

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RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
27 Mar 2012 10:37AM
Fine looking bird, Trev, it's ID beyond me too: love that close up in v 2......marvellous detail of it's beautifully coloured plumage.
Ronnie.
debu 6 India
27 Mar 2012 10:40AM
Very nice detailed images.
debu
27 Mar 2012 10:50AM
I think you have cleverly put this one together....Wink
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
27 Mar 2012 10:56AM
Thanks everyone. Sorry Barbara but this is the bird at the Cotswold Park.

Regards

Trev.
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
27 Mar 2012 11:01AM
No idea, Trev, but you have captured him/her beautifully. Carol
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 11:27AM
No...... beats meSad never seen one of these, love the colours and details in the feathers in V2Smile
Diane
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
27 Mar 2012 11:33AM
Certainly is a beauty....I wonder who will ID him....not me!
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 11:48AM
V2 for me for the detail. I haven't a clue about the species either, but as long as it knows there isn't a problem.
27 Mar 2012 1:08PM
Nice capture, it's a Southern Lapwing...WinkVanellus chilensis lampronotus

A common yet handsome bird of open habitats throughout much of South America. It is expanding its range following deforestation
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
27 Mar 2012 1:10PM
Looks like from the crested plover family, maybe a lapwing, but which type I cannot deduce - a cross between a Northern, a Southern, and a red-wattled!!

Perhaps a Swales Lapwing GrinGrin

Dave
DOGSBODY 8 1.4k 30 England
27 Mar 2012 1:24PM
I would think that it is some kind of plover similar to our lapwing. A beautiful bird. Andy
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
27 Mar 2012 4:38PM
Thanks everyone for great comments and votes and to Martin for Identity! It is a Southern Lapwing, just looked up search online.

Regards

Trev.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
27 Mar 2012 5:30PM
Both are impressive Trev.

Ken
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
27 Mar 2012 5:54PM
The detail and colour in V2 is amazing Trev but both shots are excellent.
Joan.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 6:51PM
If you mean the Cotswold wildlife park I am orft there Thursday coming, great place and lovely bird shot Trev
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 7:06PM
Two great shots, Trevor.
Tony
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 7:22PM
Two great detailed images.
Alf.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 7:26PM
Great shots Trev, love the detail on V2, superb mate.SmileSmile
Brian
27 Mar 2012 7:42PM
V2 a winner Trevor superb details and excellent colous in that close up nice one

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 8:55PM
Definitely V2 for me Trev, what a great coloured eye too
Lillian
saeidNL 7 3 Netherlands
27 Mar 2012 11:38PM
Happy to be 30th on these super captures,
saeid
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
31 Mar 2012 2:31PM
Two splendid shots Trev, such glorious detail and colours in the plumage

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