River Lapwing

Scientific Name: Vanellus malabaricus
Common Name: River Lapwing

Identifying Features: black crest, black crown, brown wings, black rear end, brown-black legs, white belly, black beak

Fun Facts:

  • The river lapwing nests on shingle and sand banks from March to June. It lays two eggs on a ground scrape. It is not gregarious.
  • It feeds on insects, worms, crustaceans and molluscs in nearby wet grassland and farmland.


This image was clicked by Stuart Reeds – via Flickr.

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