Senegal Lapwing

Senegal Lapwing: Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, August 2022 — This is a bird that I would not be able to identify from the illustrations in the Field Guide to East African Birds. The paintings there only remotely resemble the bird in the photo. Fortunately there are quite a few photos on-line that do look like this bird…including a remarkably similar photo on the eBird page. So I am confident that this is, in fact, a Senegal Lapwing. It is common in dry grasslands along the west coast of Africa, in East Africa, and south down to the very north east corner of South Africa. But not, according to the eBird range map, in Senegal???? Strange. Sony Rx10iv at 526mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 320 @ f4 @ 1/500th.

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