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Yellow-wattled Lapwing

Yellow-wattled Lapwing
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Copyright: Sudhakar Y G (sudhakar_yg) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 41] (217)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30, 75-300mm USM, KodakEliteChrome100, 58mm U.V. filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-10 10:35
Viewed: 4031
Points: 2
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Once again posting one more picture which I had shot at Hyderabad....

Yellow-wattled Lapwing:

The bird so shy that I had to sit in a hide near to this bird nest & wait for almost a day to take this picture. It was almost 40'C temperature when I shot this picture.

The specialty of this bird is that it builds its nest on the open ground with small stones & lays the eggs in it. These eggs get camofledged with in the nest.

The Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus, is a lapwing, a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae. It is a resident breeder in India.

These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are medium-large pale brown waders with a black crown, long white supercilium and large yellow facial wattles. The under parts are white, and the tail is white, tipped black.

In flight, the upper wings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The under wings are largely white. The long legs are yellow.

This species is common in much of India, being seen in a variety of open lowland habitats. It tends to be seen in drier habitats than Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus.

Yellow-wattled Lapwing has a loud chit-oo-eet call.

The food of the Yellow-wattled Lapwing is insects and other invertebrates, which are picked from the ground.

Asusual your comments & critiques are welcome


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hi sudhakar,
great capture of a bird protecting its eggs.good POV,nice colours and sharp details within a good compo.
the field around the bird looks a bit overexposed.
thank you for sharing.

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