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 6 years ago 39 sec 4.5
group off birds Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 2 years 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 6 years ago 16 sec 4.2
Close up Locality Amboseli National Park, Kenya
ANTHONY VILLAUME 5 April 2013 50 weeks ago 9 sec 4
In the plains Locality Akagera National Park, East Province, Rwanda
Pascal Vagner 3 March 2013 1 year ago 29 sec 4
PhotosSee all 32 photos
A bird wading in the mud
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Piotr Jonczyk 16 January 2009 4 years ago 4.8
Locality Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Stephen Mintram 18 March 2012 5 weeks ago 4.5
Locality Bahir Dar, Amhara Region, Ethiopia (ssp major)
John A Thompson 17 January 2012 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Kotu Sewage Ponds, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (ssp senegallus)
Paul Cools 10 July 2012 1 year ago 4.1
Standing next to the road
Locality Pretoria, Gauteng Province, South Africa
Peter J 2 January 2012 8 weeks ago 4
Vanellus senegallus searching for food.
Locality Ithala Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal Province, South Africa
Veronika Patrovska Verner... 1 September 2013 9 weeks ago 4