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.
Dry ground beside rivers, lakes, ponds, and waterholes
Insects, worms, snails, seeds, mollusks and crustaceans
Southern and Eastern Africa
Adults / Teens: $8.75
Ages 2 - 12: $5.75
Ages 1 & Under: FREE
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