Crowned Plovers, (Kiewiet: Afrikaans) like many of the wader species breeding in South Africa, have a long breeding season, often starting in August and ending in May. In addition, a pair may have more than one successful breeding attempt. If nests or chicks are lost, further attempts to breed may occur. They lay two eggs in a scrape in the sand, lined with vegetation or small pebbles. The eggs take about a month to hatch and the chicks between four and five weeks to fledge.

I saw this one near Nylstroom, South Africa.
Canon Power Shot S51S
PHOTOGRAPHY: Feathered Friends
FEATURED in A Place to start
13 Aug. 2011.

Sy laat my dink aan die Afrikaanse liedjie:

Rokkies wil sy dra, maar niemand kyk daarna
en almal staan verslae oor die rokkies wat sy dra,
Oom Jannie se naam is Goggabie, Goggabie, Goggabie,
Oom Jannie se naam is Goggabie, mooi is sy, nie lelik nie!


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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

    How sweet, lovely capture Elizabeth

  • Thanks so much Andrea! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • Thanks Larry, glad you like it!!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    Just LOVE those little stick legs! Gorgeous capture Liz en mooi is sy beslis!

  • Baie dankie Maree, mens kan jou verkyk aan hulle breinaaldbeentjies!!;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    12 August 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Corri Gryting Gutzman
  • Many thanks Corri, wonderful news!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on this lovely feature Liz, really well-deserved!!

  • Many thanks Maree!! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonabout 3 years ago

    giving a final grooming?

  • Must be!! Thanks for stopping by Tokiko!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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