Blacksmith Lapwing

This bird’s name comes from its unique, metallic alarming call, which sounds like a blacksmith’s hammer ringing on an anvil. It is commonly found around water and is highly adaptable. Foraging mostly takes place on foot, as the birds run around, scanning the area for small aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates to eat. When disturbed the birds will rush at the intruder making their harsh clinking call while spreading their wings and holding their bodies horizontally with their neck extended and the bill pointed towards the predator, often repelling attacks.

Blacksmith Lapwing

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