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Yellow Wattled Lapwing

Vanellus malabaricus

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The yellow-wattled lapwing is a lapwing that is endemic to the Indian Subcontinent. It is found mainly on the dry plains of peninsular India and has a sharp call and is capable of fast flight. Although they do not migrate, they are known to make seasonal movements in response to rains. They are dull grey brown with a black cap, yellow legs and a triangular wattle at the base of the beak. Like other lapwings and plovers, they are ground birds and their nest is a mere collection of tiny pebbles within which their well camouflaged eggs are laid. The chicks are nidifugous, leaving the nest shortly after hatching and following their parents to forage for food.

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Ashutosh Dudhatra
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Ashutosh Dudhatra

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Spotted on Jul 23, 2016
Submitted on Jul 23, 2016

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