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 15 videos
A bird foraging and then alert and preening Locality Mburo Lake National Park, Uganda (ssp lateralis)
Josep del Hoyo 13 September 2006 5 years ago 46 sec 4.5
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 4.4
group off birds Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 1 year ago 18 sec 4.3
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
Close up Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 5 April 2013 3 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 9 sec 4
In the plains Locality Akagera National Park, East Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 3 March 2013 6 weeks ago 29 sec 4
PhotosSee all 22 photos
A bird wading in the mud
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Piotr Jonczyk 16 January 2009 3 years ago 4.5
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
John A Thompson 17 January 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Kotu Sewage Ponds, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Paul Cools 10 July 2012 29 weeks ago 4
a group of lapwings was feeding in front of gate entrance
Locality Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Uganda
Jacek Nalepa 22 weeks ago 3.9
Male searching for food in a muddy place.
Locality Serengeti National Park, Serengeti, Tanzania
Javier Atrio 23 June 2007 1 year ago 3.8
Bird walking on dirt road in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
ddarbela 19 January 2012 1 year ago 3.7