The Long-Toed Plover (Vanellus charadrius crassirostris) is also called the Long-Toed Lapwing. It is found in eastern and southern Africa.
It is a long-necked marsh plover with a white face and throat, black neck and chest, and grey-brown wings and upperparts. Its beak is pink with a dark tip. Its eyes are cherry-red with a black pupil. Its legs and feet are pinkish-red with three long front toes.
It can grow to 30 centimetres (12 inches) tall.
The Long-Toed Plover lives in swamps, marshes and wetlands.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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