Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus) - HBW 3, p. 411
French: Vanneau armé
Spanish: Avefría Armada
Other common names: Blacksmith Plover
Taxonomy: Charadrius armatus Burchell, 1822, Klaarwater (= Griquatown), South Africa.
Formerly placed in monospecific genus Anitibyx; sometimes included in Hoplopterus. Monotypic.
Distribution: Angola to C Tanzania and CS Kenya, and S to South Africa, except W coast of Namibia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
An adult standing and calling Locality Matusadona National Park, Mashonaland West Province, Zimbabwe (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 8 September 1999 1 year ago 13 sec 4.5
A bird feeding on the ground Locality Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 15 October 2004 7 years ago 25 sec 4.3
A bird on the grass Locality Chobe National Park, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Alex García · Videoaves 28 December 2007 5 years ago 32 sec 4.3
A bird feeding on the grass Locality Lake Jipe, Kenya (Monotypic species)
Jean Hupperetz 30 November 2003 7 years ago 29 sec 4
A bird feeding on the ground Locality Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, North-West District, Botswana (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 8 January 2007 5 years ago 24 sec 3.8
An adult walking on the savanna. Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (Monotypic species)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 17 February 2012 39 weeks ago 19 sec 3.7
PhotosSee all 34 photos
An adult portrait.
Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 14 January 2013 5 weeks ago 4
Blacksmith Lapwing feeding in shallow water.
Locality Dikhololo Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa
Robert Erasmus 14 July 2011 25 weeks ago 4
Adult looking for water
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Jim Watt 3 March 2009 3 years ago 4
Adult in the water.
Locality Mabalingwe Lodge, Limpopo Province, South Africa (Monotypic species)
Georges Olioso 17 September 2004 4 years ago 4
taken at Paarl sewage works
Locality Western Cape Province, South Africa
Chris and Megan Perkins 20 March 2009 4 years ago 4
A bird on a meadow
Locality Cape Town, Western Cape Province, South Africa
Tadeusz Stawarczyk 29 March 2011 1 year ago 3.8