Red-wattled Lapwing

Scientific Name: Vanellus indicus
Common Name: Red-wattled Lapwing
Other Names: Teetahree, Red-wattled Plover

Identifying Features: red beak, white striped, black head, long yellow legs

Fun Facts:

  • They produce loud alarm calls which differentiate them from other species of birds. These sounds are variously rendered as Pity to do it or Did he do it.
  • These birds remain quite active and awake in night as in daytime.


This image was clicked by Pradeepkumar Devadoss – via Flickr.

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