Blacksmith Plover

This bird is named for its call, which sounds like a blacksmith's hammer hitting the anvil.

Blacksmith plovers will gather in flocks of up to 100 birds through most of the year, but during the nesting season they become highly territorial.

Africa

At A Glance

Habitat

Dry ground beside rivers, lakes, ponds, and waterholes

Diet

Insects, worms, snails, seeds, mollusks and crustaceans

Location

Southern and Eastern Africa