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Red-wattled Lapwing

Vanellus indicus
FAMILY CHARADRIIDAE 
(LAPWINGS & PLOVERS)

Habitat: Well-watered open country, ploughed fields, grazing land, margins and dry beds of tanks and puddles

Distribution: West Asia (Iraq, Iran, Persian Gulf), southeast Asia (Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India)

Diet: Insects, snails and other invertebrates, grains

Distinguishing features: Black head and chest, light brown wings and back, prominent white strip on either side, red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, long yellow legs, ”did-he-do-it ”call 



27-Apr-2012
27-Apr-2012 Red wattled Lapwig
Pic: SK Srinivas

25-Jul-2011
25-Jul-2011 Lapwig
Pic: Usha Rajagopalan