Curious Kittlitz

31st August 2012
Kittlitz Plovers are small waterbirds that feed on insects in the sand and mud at the edge of waterways. I was crossing some sand the other day, and I found this one fiercely defending his area against a larger White-Crowned Plover. Eventually the larger bird moved off and the defender returned to his patch of sand.

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Photo comment By Flavia: Is he the bird we saw on our game drive with you before crossing the river by pontoon?
Photo comment By Edward: Yes, same bird but on a different occasion - I was passing that way again a few days later and remembered that I'd seen it with you. I looked out for it and found him chasing off a much larger White-Crowned Plover!

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