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Vanellus senegallus


Vanellus senegallus
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Copyright: Ferran J Lloret (ferranjlloret) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 53 N: 2113] (10340)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-27 3:42
Viewed: 4504
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover, Vanellus senegallus , is a large lapwing, a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae. It is a resident breeder in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests, although it has seasonal movements.
These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are large brown waders with a black crown, white forehead and large yellow facial wattles. The tail is white, tipped black, and the long legs are yellow.
In flight, African Wattled Lapwings' upperwings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The underwings are white with black flight feathers. The African Wattled Lapwing has a loud peep-peep call.
This species is a common breeder in wet lowland habitats, especially damp grassland. It often feeds in drier habitats, such as golf courses, picking insects and other invertebrates from the ground. It lays three or four eggs on a ground scrape.

The African Wattled Lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Vanellus senegallus

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This photo is taken in the Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Cropped format.

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Hello Ferran,
Good photo and good composition. TFS
Mehmet

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2008-11-27 12:10]

very interesting species. never seen this. tfs

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