Sunday, September 4, 2016

Yellow-wattled lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)


English: Yellow-wattled lapwing
Binomial: Vanellus malabaricus
Sinhala: කහ-යටිමල් කිරළා

Yellow-wattled lapwing is a common bird found in the Indian sub continent. They mainly live in dry areas compared to the Red-wattled lapwing. Females lay eggs in a nest made in the ground. Color of the eggs is light brown and there are blackish-brown spots scattered on the surface. It is 'Least concerned' in the IUCN Red List. Above photographs were taken at Yala National Park in June, 2015.

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