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Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus lankae)

Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus lankae), Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

 

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.

 

Source: Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-wattled_lapwing

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Taken on March 7, 2015