|Copyright: Yedidia Yerushalmi (yedidia)
|Date Taken: 2006-03-14|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2008-01-28 3:20|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus), |
breeds around the eastern Mediterranean, and from tropical Africa to Arabia. There are also small European populations in Greek and western Turkey. All populations except those of Greek and Turkey are resident.
Spur-winged Plover, Breeds around the shores of lakes, marshes and rivers and also on flat, cultivated land nearby. It lays two blotchy yellowish eggs on a ground scrape.
The food of the Spur-winged Plover is insects and other invertebrates, which are picked from the ground.
Spur-winged Plover are very vociferous and daring birds, particularly nearby their nests.
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