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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 Plus
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
6 153 116 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.
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
27 Mar 2012 10:56AM
Thanks everyone. Sorry Barbara but this is the bird at the Cotswold Park.

Regards

Trev.
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
27 Mar 2012 11:01AM
No idea, Trev, but you have captured him/her beautifully. Carol
Fefe Plus
4 21 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
9 27 52 United States
27 Mar 2012 11:33AM
Certainly is a beauty....I wonder who will ID him....not me!
LynneJoyce Plus
7 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 1.5k 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 Plus
7 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
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
13 3.7k 4 Wales
27 Mar 2012 5:30PM
Both are impressive Trev.

Ken
EMJAYCEE Plus
6 9 10 England
27 Mar 2012 5:54PM
The detail and colour in V2 is amazing Trev but both shots are excellent.
Joan.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 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
7 4 2 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 7:06PM
Two great shots, Trevor.
Tony
User_Removed 5 48 1 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 7:22PM
Two great detailed images.
Alf.
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
6 21 16 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2012 8:55PM
Definitely V2 for me Trev, what a great coloured eye too
Lillian
27 Mar 2012 11:38PM
Happy to be 30th on these super captures,
saeid
Glostopcat Plus
9 255 2 England
31 Mar 2012 2:31PM
Two splendid shots Trev, such glorious detail and colours in the plumage

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