Spur-winged

Related to Spur-winged: Spur-winged Lapwing

Spur´-winged`

    (~wĭngd`)
a.1.(Zool.) Having one or more spurs on the bend of the wings.
Spur-winged goose
(Zool.) any one of several species of long-legged African geese of the genus Plectropterus and allied genera, having a strong spur on the bend of the wing, as the Gambo goose (P. Gambensis) and the Egyptian, or Nile, goose (Alopochen Ægyptiaca).
Spur-winged plover
(Zool.) an Old World plover (Hoplopterus spinosus) having a sharp spur on the bend of the wing. It inhabits Northern Africa and the adjacent parts of Asia and Europe.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Wildlife enthusiasts can also learn about the intriguing Spur-winged Goose, a large bird related to the geese family but with a difference.
Some of these may include Coot, Moorhen, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Francolin, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Blackcap and Kestrel.
Its somewhat distant relative, the Spur-winged Plover, was also around, boldly patterned in pale brown, black and white.
Ducks nest over the water, while the Spur-winged Goose nests on the sand bars as observed during the study, the Spur-winged Lapwing are on the lake shore as shore feeder.
There are all sorts of wonderful ducks to be had in Africa, and also the spur-winged goose--a pterodactyllooking monster that, though not particularly handsome, is awesome in flight and sometimes as large as two Canada geese.
The centre has also added a pair of spur-winged geese to its collection.
She and her mom came up with many of the duck ideas for the illustrations, and she credits brother Matt, a hunter, with the idea of using the Egyptian goose and the spur-winged goose, two very large African specimens.
You can even keep an eye out for the flamingos, otters, white storks and spur-winged geese during your visit.
It aims to improve nesting and foraging conditions for important bird species such as the Spur-winged Lapwing, the Black-winged Stilt and the Ferruginous Duck, manage vegetation using unique Cyprus breed grazing cattle and water management of the site.
Oroklini Lake is very important for two species of birds that nest there, Blackwinged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) and Spur-winged Plover (Vanellus spinosus).
Moreover, Cyprus holds more than 50 per cent of the EU's breeding population of the Spur-winged Plover, while in total, 190 bird species have been recorded at Oroklini Lake (the number changes depending on the season).
The kiosk will be inaugurated by Muriel Drukman of the LIFE Unit of the European Commission at 6pm on Tuesday, May 6 May, where organisers hope that flamingoes, herons, black-winged stilts and spur-winged lapwings will also show up.