African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) - HBW 3, p. 414
French: Vanneau du Sénégal
Spanish: Avefría Senegalesa
Taxonomy: Parra senegalla Linnaeus, 1766, Senegal.
Sometimes placed in monospecific genus Afribyx. Western population of race lateralis sometimes considered separate race, solitaneus. Race major not always accepted, as occurs at end of cline in size from W to E. Three subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- senegallus (Linnaeus, 1766) - SW Mauritania, Senegambia and NW Sierra Leone E to Sudan, NE Zaire and N Uganda.
- major (Neumann, 1914) - W & C Ethiopia and Eritrea.
- lateralis A. Smith, 1839 - S Congo and Angola E to S Uganda, and S through W Tanzania, S Zaire, Zambia and Malawi to Zimbabwe, S Mozambique and NE South Africa.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 20 videos
A bird with what it looks like has a thorn pierced into it's breast. Locality Fajara Golf Course, Fajara, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Yoel Jimenez 29 October 2014 32 weeks ago 27 sec 4.4
group off birds Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 3 years ago 18 sec 4.4
A bird foraging and then alert and preening. Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp lateralis)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 8 years ago 46 sec 4.3
A bird walking on the ground Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp ianthinogaster)
Peter van Dam 28 August 2006 7 years ago 39 sec 4.2
A bird walking on the grass and feeding Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Eldert Groenewoud 25 October 2005 7 years ago 16 sec 4
Close up Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 5 April 2013 2 years ago 9 sec 4
PhotosSee all 42 photos
portrait of adult
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp lateralis)
Nik Borrow 19 September 2014 10 weeks ago 4.7
A bird wading in the mud
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Piotr Jonczyk 16 January 2009 5 years ago 4.6
Bird on the bank of the creek.
Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 2 November 2012 8 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (ssp major)
John A Thompson 17 January 2012 3 years ago 4.5
Adult showing the carpal spurs.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Rafael Vila 11 August 2014 33 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Stephen Mintram 18 March 2012 1 year ago 4.3