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Spur-Winged Lapwing

Vanellus spinosus

A type of wading bird, lapwings are found almost everywhere but North America with this species living primarily in Africa. Both parents use their spurs to fiercely defend their eggs against larger, more dangerous animals by attacking in-flight or dive-bombing. They even screech at herds of passing elephants.

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CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

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