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Vanellus indicus

Vanellus indicus
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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-08-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cyber shot HX50V
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-08-22 3:18
Viewed: 1087
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The red-wattled lapwing (Vanellus indicus) is a lapwing or large plover, a wader in the family Charadriidae. It has characteristic loud alarm calls which are variously rendered as 'did he do it' or 'pity to do it' leading to colloquial names like the 'did-he-do-it' bird. Usually seen in pairs or small groups not far from water but may form large flocks in the non-breeding season.


It breeds from West Asia (Iraq, SW Iran, the Arabian/Persian Gulf) eastwards across South Asia (Baluchistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, the entire Indian subcontinent up to Kanyakumari and up to 1800m in Kashmir/Nepal), with another sub-species further east in Southeast Asia. May migrate altitudinally in spring and autumn (e.g. in N. Baluchistan or NW Pakistan), and spreads out widely in the monsoons on creation of requisite habitats, but by and large the populations are resident.
This species is declining in its western range, but is abundant in much of South Asia, being seen at almost any wetland habitat in its range.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-08-22 3:58]

Hello Ram,
Great job of photographing this beautiful Lapwing, looks like it is walking on stilts. Excellent focus showing off it's plumage in fine detail. Exposure looks perfect and you made good eye contact. Nice timing, a few more steps and it would have been behind the rose bush. Well done!

Ciao Ram, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Ram,
A very nice image with excellent details. The colors are amazing....

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-08-23 0:12]

Hello Ram,
Clear photo of this lapwing. Excellent sharpness, details and beautiful natural colors. Good timing, just in time.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-08-25 6:25]

Hola Ram, que linda especie de Vanellus, me gusta la composiciĆ³n, entono, color y manejo de la luz...saludos.

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