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Southern and Eastern Africa

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.

HABITATDry ground beside rivers, lakes, ponds, and waterholes
DIET Insects, worms, snails, seeds, mollusks and crustaceans
LIFE ExpectancyUnknown

Fun Fact
A giraffe’s tongue is long enough that it can lick its ears.
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