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Spur-winged lapwing Found this bird at the Kalloni salt-pans on the Island of Lesvos Greece. Geotagged,Greece,Spring,Spur-winged lapwing,Vanellus spinosus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Spur-winged lapwing

Found this bird at the Kalloni salt-pans on the Island of Lesvos Greece.

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The spur-winged lapwing or spur-winged plover is a lapwing species, one of a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae.

It is one of several species of wader supposed to be the "trochilus" bird said by Herodotus to have been involved in an unattested cleaning symbiosis with the Nile crocodile.

Similar species: Waders, Gulls, Auks, Etc.
Species identified by Paul Dirksen
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By Paul Dirksen

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Uploaded May 22, 2020. Captured May 13, 2015 13:18 in Epar.Od. Arisvis-Mantamadou 756, Ag. Paraskevi 811 02, Greece.
  • Canon EOS 650D
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1328s
  • ISO200
  • 400mm