New bird for the Luangwa valley

New bird for the Luangwa valley


Not a terribly exciting photo but it is quite an exciting find. This bird is a Spur-winged Lapwing (Plover) and it hasn’t been recorded here in the Luangwa Valley before. When I first saw it I thought it was the common Blacksmith Lapwing but on closer inspection it was quite obviously different. It has been added to the official list of National Park birds bringing the total number of species that occur here to 460.

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