Spur-winged plover


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(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.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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).
Oroklini Lake is a Natura 2000 site -- part of the EU's conservation scheme -- and is significant for two qualifying bird species: the Black-winged Stilt and the Spur-winged Plover that nest there.