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Sociable Lapwing
2009-03-06 14:56:00

The Sociable Lapwing or Sociable Plover (Vanellus gregarius) is a species of wading bird found in Russia and Kazakhstan. It is migratory and winters further south throughout Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Turkey. It also winters in Israel, Syria, Eritrea, Sudan and north-west India. Birds winter occasionally in...

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