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 17 videos
A bird foraging and then alert and preening. Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp lateralis)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 6 years ago 46 sec 4.7
A bird walking on the ground Locality Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (ssp ianthinogaster)
Peter van Dam 28 August 2006 5 years ago 39 sec 4.5
group off birds Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 1 year ago 18 sec 4.4
A bird walking on the grass and feeding Locality Kololi, Western Division, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Eldert Groenewoud 25 October 2005 5 years ago 16 sec 4.2
Bird on high grass Locality iSimangaliso Wetland Park, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Juan Sanabria 1 August 2013 3 hours ago ADDED TODAY! 1 min 9 sec 4
Close up Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 5 April 2013 32 weeks ago 9 sec 4
PhotosSee all 27 photos
A bird wading in the mud
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Piotr Jonczyk 16 January 2009 3 years ago 4.7
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (ssp major)
John A Thompson 17 January 2012 1 year ago 4.4
Locality Kotu Sewage Ponds, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Paul Cools 10 July 2012 1 year ago 4.1
African Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus)
Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda
Jacques Erard 15 August 2010 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 4
a group of lapwings was feeding in front of gate entrance
Locality Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
Jacek Nalepa 51 weeks ago 4
Male searching for food in a muddy place.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania (ssp lateralis)
Javier Atrio 23 June 2007 1 year ago 4