Crowned Plover

Crowned Lapwing, photo © Michael Plagens

Conspicuous and common shorebird of open areas where there may be seasonal pools. Black and white crown with red bill.

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Spur-winged Lapwing/Plover

Spur-winged Plover/Lapwing, photo © Michael Plagens

Sharply plumaged black, gray and white bird frequent on wet ground and near water bodies. Cap black.

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Black-smith Plover

Black-smith Plover, photo © Michael Plagens

Similar to Spur-winged Plover. Bold white, black and gray, but notice this one has a white cap. Frequents shorelines and also short grass open areas.

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African Wattled Lapwing

African Wattled Lapwing, photo © Michael Plagens

Distinctive shore bird with long yellow legs and fleshy wattles on the face.

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Kittlitz's Plover

Kittlitz's Plover photo © Michael Plagens

Small shore bird with peach or pinkish breast in breeding plumage. Sometimes forages away from water in short grass.

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Three-banded Plover

Three-Banded Plover, photo © Michael Plagens

The red orbital eye-ring and the two black bands across the upper chest distinguish this bird of pond and lake edges.

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Common Ringed Plover

Common Ringed Plover, photo © Michael Plagens

Small migrant from northern winter with one black neck ring and orange legs.

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Gray/Black-bellied Plover

Black-bellied Plover, photo © Michael Plagens

Shore bird in winter plumage on Indian Ocean coasts. Gray and white. Rather short, sturdy bill.

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Kenya Natural History

Copyright Michael J. Plagens, Page created 28 April 2014,
updated 18 Nov. 2016.

By no means am I an expert on the Natural History of Kenya. I am new to exploring this part of the World. By creating a page for the species as I learn about them I am teaching myself. If I make errors I expect that a kind person will let me know so that I can make corrections.