Species Details

@Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;

Red‑wattled Lapwing Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Vanellus indicus
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Wetlands
Description : The Red-wattled Lapwing is a long-legged wader with a short red bill (adult bird length approximately 33 cm, weight 190 g, wing 22 cm, bill 3.7 cm, tarsus 7.3 cm, tail 11 cm). It looks bronze-brown from above and black and white from below. Its head, neck and breast are black. It feeds on ants, termites, beetles, worms, caterpillars and crustaceans. It is most active at dawn and dusk. It breeds in March-September.
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:Misbah Mishu,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Aladdin(www.xeno-canto.org/Aladdin), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.