Contact Numbers

Parys:
Police: 10111
Police Service: 056 811 2500
Ambulance: 056 811 5834
Fire Brigade: 056 811 5834
Traffic: 056 811 5834
Hospital: 056 816 2100

Sasolburg:
Police Service: 016 970 1031/2
Hospital: 016 970 9400

VaalPark:
Hospital: 016 971 9000

The Barrage:
Police Service: 016 987 6720/61/62

Vanderbijl:
Police Service: 016 910 9000/46
Cormed: 016 981 8080/1
Emfuleni Medi Clinic: 016 950 8000/111

Other:
ER24: 084 124
Netcare 911: 082 911

Published: 13 Oct 2017

Kroonkiewiet/Crowned Lapwing

 

Die Kroonkiewiet of Gewone kiewiet (Vanellus coronatus) is ‘n middelgroot langbeenwaadvoël wat goed by die Suid-Afrikaansevoorstedelike lewe aangepas het. Hulle broei dikwels op besproeide sportvelde en ander uitgestrekte, oop grasgebiede. Die plaaslike naam kiewiet is ‘n goeie weergawe van sy roep, wat dikwels in die nag gehoor kan word.  Die Kroonkiewiet het ‘n swart kroon wat met ‘n smal wit streep omsoom is. Die lang, rooi bene onderskei dié spesie van ander kiewiete. Onder die vlerke is groot, wit vere, wat tydens sy vlug waargeneem kan word.

The crowned lapwing (Vanellus coronatus), or crowned plover, is a bird of the lapwing subfamily that occurs contiguously from the Red Sea coast of Somalia to southern and southwestern Africa. It is an adaptable and numerous species, with bold and noisy habits. It is related to the more localized black-winged and Senegal lapwings, with which it shares some plumage characteristics.

The crowned lapwing is easily recognized by its combination of brown and white colours, with most tellingly, a black crown intersected by an annular white halo. Adults are noisy and conspicuous.

Males measure on average 3% larger than females. Juveniles are dull versions of adults, vermiculated on the wings and mantle, the legs yellowy rather than red and the bill lacking the red base.

Published: 13 Oct 2017

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