Species Details

@Sultan Ahmed (Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka);

Yellow‑wattled Lapwing Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Vanellus malarbaricus
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Yellow-wattled Lapwing is a brownish bird with triangular, yellow wattles and black crown (adult bird length approximately 27 cm, weight 110 g, wing 19 cm, bill 2.8 cm, tarsus 6 cm, tail 7.5 cm). It looks brown from above and white from below. It feeds on insects, especially beetles, grasshoppers, locusts, bugs and worms. It breeds in March-August.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Sultan Ahmed (Department of Zoology,University of Dhaka);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;more information, please contact us.