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
- 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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