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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 90-300/f4.5-5.6, Kingston CF 1GB, Hama sky 1A (LA+10) (IV) 58mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-12 14:39
Viewed: 3726
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Spur-winged plover (Vanellus spinosus) in the
Menachem Begin Park in Tel-Aviv.


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The Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus) is a
lapwing, 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.

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. Its striking
appearance is supplemented by its noisy nature, with a
loud did-he-do-it call.

This species has a preference for marshes and similar
freshwater wetland habitats. 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.

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spur-winged_Lapwing]

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Hallo Thorsten,
schönes Foto. Der Regenpfeifer steht am rechten Fleck. Schöne Schärfentiefe.
Grüße Roland

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-13 5:02]

Hello Thorsten!
Very nice capture.I liked POV,cross framing,sharpness and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Thorston, this is a lovely shot. He has his focus set on something in a different direction therefore giving a great pose. Well done. TFS.

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