Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus) - HBW 3, p. 417
French: Vanneau indien
Spanish: Avefría India
Other common names: Red-wattled Plover, Indian Decorated Lapwing
Taxonomy: Tringa Indica Boddaert, 1783, Goa.
Sometimes placed in Hoplopterus or Lobivanellus. Apart from atronuchalis, differences between races mostly clinal, involving depth of gloss, coloration of upperparts and size. Four subspecies normally recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- aigneri (Laubman, 1913) - SE Turkey, Iraq, Iran, S Transcaspia, E Arabia and Pakistan.
- indicus (Boddaert, 1783) - E Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
- lankae (Koelz, 1939) - Sri Lanka.
- atronuchalis (Jerdon, 1864) - NE India (Assam) and Myanmar to N Malaysia and Vietnam.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 44 videos
A bird flying high and alarming Locality Fujairah National Dairy Farm (Wam Farm), Dibba, Fujairah Emirate, United Arab Emirates (ssp aigneri)
Eric Roualet 25 February 2008 5 years ago 7 sec 3.2
A bird preening on the ground. Locality Bundala National Park, Southern Province, Sri Lanka (ssp lankae)
Eldert Groenewoud 28 October 2008 4 years ago 26 sec 3
Three birds resting at the edge of a dam Locality Ror Ror Jor Ror Por, Central Thailand, Thailand (ssp atronuchalis)
Josep del Hoyo 20 November 2004 7 years ago 21 sec 3
An individual walking on a pond edge. Locality Veal Krous, Dongphlet, Preah Vihear Province, Cambodia (ssp atronuchalis)
Josep del Hoyo 10 March 2011 2 years ago 29 sec 2.8
A bird walking on a lawn Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand (ssp atronuchalis)
Juan Sanabria 31 July 2006 6 years ago 31 sec 2.7
A bird calling and flying up. Locality Khao Yai National Park, North Eastern Thailand, Thailand
Yoel Jimenez 30 May 2007 4 years ago 38 sec 2.6
PhotosSee all 100 photos
Two of them playing
Locality Thol Bird Sanctuary, Mehsana District, Gujarat, India
Aadarsh Pillai 7 November 2013 4 weeks ago ADDED LAST MONTH 3.7
Locality Pajarapol, Ahmedabad District, Gujarat, India
Jeel Bharat Patel 30 June 2013 21 weeks ago 3.7
A bird wading in a muddy pool
Locality Masinagudi, The Nilgiris District, Tamil Nadu, India
vasanthan.p.j 9 March 2013 37 weeks ago 3.7
Foraging in a ditch.
Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand (ssp atronuchalis)
David Beadle 16 November 2012 47 weeks ago 3.7
A bird in a paddy field.
Locality Thrikkutisheri, Kozhikode District, Kerala, India
Abhiram R 24 March 2012 1 year ago 3.7
A bird in flight.
anup sharma 7 November 2010 3 years ago 3.7