Blacksmith Plover Vanellus armatus

I don't think there are any accepted records of this species in the whole of Europe but it is just conceivable that a wild bird could make its own way here. The species is kept in captivity however, and there has been at least one record of a presumed escaped bird in Norfolk.

The following photos were taken within their normal range in Africa:

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Blacksmith Plover, Vwaza Marsh (Malawi), 4th October 2008

 

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Blacksmith Plover, Liwonde (Malawi), 26th May 2011