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Spur-winged Lapwing


Spur-winged Lapwing
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Copyright: Fikret Yorgancioglu (fiyo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Silpa's "Unforgettable" Favourites !!! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-03 9:45
Viewed: 3758
Points: 46
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Spur-winged Lapwing

Binomial name:
Vanellus spinosus
(Linnaeus, 1758)

Tr name: Mahmuzlu kızkuşu

Scientific classification :
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum : Vertebrata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. spinosus


The Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) is a lapwing species, one of a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.

It breeds around the eastern Mediterranean, and in a wide band from sub-Saharan west Africa to Arabia. The Greek and Turkish breeders are migratory, but other populations are resident.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are medium-large waders with black crown, chest, foreneck stripe and tail. The face, the rest of the neck and belly are white and the wings and back are light brown. The bill and legs are black. Its striking appearance is supplemented by its noisy nature, with a loud did-he-do-it call.

The bird got its name because of a spur (a small claw) hidden in each of its wings.

This species has a preference for marshes and similar freshwater wetland habitats. The food of the Spur-winged Lapwing is insects and other invertebrates, which are picked from the ground. The famed "Crocodile Bird" is sometimes taken to be this species, but it is actually the true plover Pluvianus aegyptius.

It lays two blotchy yellowish eggs on a ground scrape. The Spur-winged Lapwing is known to sometimes use the wing-claws in an attack on animals and, rarely, people, who get too close to the birds' exposed offspring[citation needed].

This species is declining in its northern range, but is abundant in much of tropical Africa, being seen at almost any wetland habitat in its range. The Spur-winged Plover is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.



From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanellus_spinosus

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-03 9:55]

Merhaba Fikret,
An excellent capture of a pair of Spur-winged Lapwings doing what they have to do taken from a great POV with fantastic sharpness that shows great detail. The wings spurs are well seen here.
TFS this fine image,
Best wishes,
Ivan

Fikret hocam,merhablar
harika yakalamışsınız ama,
arkadaşlarada ayıp olmuş :)
elinize sağlık selamlar

Merhaba Fikret,
spettacolare momento di cattura, eccellenti POV, DOF e composizione per la straordinaria postura di questa coppia, ottima definizione con dettagli perfetti del piumaggio, magnifici i colori.
TFS.
Maurizio

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-12-03 11:33]

very interesting species. first time when i see this. tfs

hello Firkret,
not easy to capture this moment
great focus and details

greetings sERGIO

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-03 12:12]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Guzel zamanlama, guzel poz :o) Emeginize saglik
Selamlarimla

Hi Fikret,
Excellent capture of these Spur-winged Lapwings mating. Great POV and composition , sharp details and nice bright colours.
TFS
Pekka

Great pic thank a lot for note its interesting its the first time when i see birds nice job Bravo !
Gaston

Nefis bir tablo, üreme biyolojisi ekologlarını imrendirecek kadar doğal detay içeren bir çekim Fikret, ellerine sağlık dostum.
Mehmet

Merhaba Fikret, beautiful couple of birds in love, great composition with good natural colors, excellent details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-12-03 21:46]

Hi Fikret,
Outstanding shot of these mating beauties and you have freezed this moment with precision. Very neat and sharp image with fine colours and superb light and exposure handling. The expression of the bird on top is priceless. Very nicely composed.
TFS.
Sumon

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-03 22:31]

Hi Fikret.
First-class action shot. Scenery is very attractive and reproduction of both birds are extremely nice. Exposure, sharpness, clearness of the colours and transparency of the image are stunning. Bravo.
Alexei.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-12-03 22:41]

Great moment caught, Fikret.
Fantastic POV of this mating pair.
Details and colors are superb.
TFS. : )

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-12-03 22:47]

Merhaba Fikret,
Yine herzamanki gibi olağanüstü bir kareye imzanızı atmışsınız. Aslında pek seyrek gördüğümü söyleyemem , ancak çektiğim kareler tanısaldan öteye gidemedi henüz. Çok özel, çok detaylı, enfes bir sunum bu dostum. Emeğinize sağlık. Yeni karelerinizde buluşmak dileği ile.
Hoşçakal.

Hüseyin

Merhaba Fikret bey,
Çok güzel bir anda yakalamışsınız..
Netlik,renkler ve detaylar mükemmel..
Tebrikler..

  • Great 
  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-12-04 0:53]

Bu güzel kuşların mahrem anlarını şahane yakalamışsınız. Diagonal yerleşimle mükemmel bir kompozisyon elde etmişsiniz, tebrik ederim.

Hi Fikret,
Excellent moment of capture, nice picture. TFS Ferran

  • Great 
  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-04 3:56]

Fikret bey
buna yorumum
tam yerine rast geldi manzara koyduk
olur ellerinize sağlık.

Merhaba.Çok zor çekilebilecek fotoğraflardan birisini harika bir kompozisyon ve teknikle sunmuşsunuz.Tebrikler...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-04 11:38]

Hello Fikret,
Your bird photos are splendid. This is a good example of it. Sharpness, composition and colours are great. Very good POV and DOF.
Thanks for your interest in my photos during the last two years.
Kind regards,
Peter

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-05 13:29]

Hi Fikret,
a brilliant shot of these mating Spur-winged Lapwings!
Really good sharpness.
Excellent composition.
Great light.

Well done,
Joe

  • Great 
  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-09 5:52]

Merhaba Fikret Bey,
Çok güzel yakalamışsınız.Detaylar,doğal renkler ve kadraj mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,iyi bayramlar..

Splendid.I am not have seen this species in the books whit birds from every plays.

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