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Red-wattled Lapwing

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Vanellus indicus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Charadriidae Family
25 - 30 cm Length
Marine intertidal, Grassland & wetlands. in open countryside near a water source. Upto 1800m  Range follow link Habitat
 3-4 black-blotched buff eggs laid in a scrape.  Incubation by both parents Clutch
Insects, grubs, caterpillars, snails, and some vegetable matter. Food  
More info It's usually found in pairs Habits
3149 - TSN: 176489 - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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Red-wattled Lapwing Ssp: atronuchalis Nick Athanas Khao Yai National Park, Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand calls XC21840

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AKA:- Arabic: الزقزاق الهندي
Azerbaijani: Bəzəkli (Hindistan bəzəkli) çibis, Bəzəkli çibis, Hindistan bəzəkli çibis
Czech: Cejka cernoprsá, čejka černoprsá
Danish: Indisk Vibe
German: Rotlappenkiebitz
English: Red Wattled Lapwing, Red-wattled Lapwing, Red-wattled Plover
Spanish: Avefría carunculad, Avefría carunculada, Avefría corunculada, Avefría Hindú, Avefria India, Avefría India, Avefria indica, Avefría indica, Avefria picoroja, Avefría picoroja
Estonian: sagarkiivitaja
Finnish: Kenttähyyppä
French: Vanneau de l'Inde, Vanneau indien
Hebrew: קוית אדומת־משקפים, קיווית אדומת־משקפיים, קיווית אדומת-משקפיים, קיוית אדומת-משקפיים
Hindi: Allkatti
Indonesian: Trulek Gelambir-merah
Icelandic: Hnúðvepja
Italian: Pavoncella caruncole rosse, Pavoncella indiana, Pavoncella indiana dalle caruncole rosse
Japanese: indotosakageri
Japanese: インドトサカゲリ
Latin: Hoplopterus indicus, Lobivanellus indicus, Vanellus indicus
Lithuanian: Puoénioji pempė
Malay: Rapang Minta Duit
Dutch: Indische kievit, Indische Sporenkievit
Norwegian: Brillevipe
Polish: czajka indyjska
Russian: Ukrashenny Chibis, Пигалица - Чибис, Украшенный чибис, Чибис украшенный
Slovak: cíbik lalocnatý, Cíbik laločnatý
Slovenian: indijska priba
Swedish: Rödflikvipa
Thai: นกกระแตแต้แว้ด, นกกระแตแต้แว๊ด
Turkish: Büyük Kızkuşu, büyük kyzkuşu, Büyükkızkuşu, Hint Kızkuşu
Vietnamese: Te vặt
Chinese: 肉垂麦鸡



Lobivanellus indicus
Lobivanellus indicus aigneri
Lobivanellus indicus atronuchalis
Lobivanellus indicus indicus
Lobivanellus indicus lankae
Vanellus indicus
Vanellus indicus aigneri
Vanellus indicus atronuchalis
Vanellus indicus indicus
Vanellus indicus lankae

Red-wattled Lapwing - ( Vanellus indicus )

This is a bird, which had learnt to coexist with humans. It is one of the most common birds found throughout India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka up to a height of 2000 metres above mean sea level.

Easy to identify it is a fairly large wading bird of about 25 - 30 cms tall. It is one of the most colourful of the lapwings found in the country. It's metallic brown above and white below. Its breast, head, and neck are black. It has a fleshy red wattle in front of each eye. A broad white band runs from behind the eyes down the sides of the neck to meet the white under parts. It is difficult to differentiate the sexes. The males are slightly larger than the females.
It is usually found in pairs in open countryside near a water source. It may be away from the water source during foraging. It haunts ploughed fields and waterways in agricultural fields. It makes a familiar did-he-do-it call repeatedly on sighting some intruder in its territory.
It feeds mainly to insects, grubs and molluscs. Lapwings are a farmer's friend. It is one of the most vigilant birds also. Its agility to detect the intruders fast could be of great boon to farmers too, provided the bird nests or roosts nearby.
It is classified as least concern by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

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