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Alternative name: Blacksmith Lapwing
Africa, south of the Sahara:
Pairs and scattered individuals frequent the shores of a wide variety inland waters and in marshy ground, flooded fields and other moist places.
The diet includes insects, worms, snails, seeds, molluscs and crustaceans.
The nest is a ground scrape, formed by both adults. The clutch consists of 4 eggs; incubation starts once the last egg is laid and lasts for 23-31 days. Both parents incubate the eggs.
Call: Clink, clink (sounding like a blacksmith hammering metal).
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