masked lapwing

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P1160104The Masked Lapwing is a large plover with yellow facial wattles that make it look like it is dressed for a Mardi-Gras parade. I am particularly fond of these birds as they seem to just potter about, happy to peck at the ground and mind their own business. They wander in grassy spaces, whether suburbia or the parklands and seem to emit a radiant calm.


2 thoughts on “masked lapwing

    joan egert said:
    November 12, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Amazing wader with a spectacular face!

      margosnotebook responded:
      November 12, 2015 at 11:12 pm

      It’s quite amazing how many birds have coloured skin on their faces… I wonder why nature decided to do that~

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