Saturday, August 27, 2016

Red-wattled Lapwing at Malyadi Bird Sanctuary

Malyadi Bird Sanctuary near Udupi is one of of the upcoming site for bird watchers. There are various birds that one can see here. One among them is Red-wattled Lapwing.


The wings and back of the bird are light brown with a purple sheen. The head, chest and front part of neck are black. It has white patch that runs between black and brown colours, from belly and tail. It has a red bill and red eye. They have yellow coloured long legs.



They are usually seen in pairs or small groups not far from water. They are seen in large flocks.



They feed on insects, snails mostly picked from the ground. Their diet also includes grains. 

16 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

great shots ofthe LApwings. I have never seen that one before. Pop in and see my selection this week and I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Tom said...

Handsome little fellow.

Phil Slade said...

An attractive member of the lapwing family. Nice work Rajesh.

sandyland said...

outstanding !!

sandyland said...

fascinatingly beautiful

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful birds and waterlilies!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) I have never seen this one before. It's a beautiful Lapwing, and your photos are brilliant.:)

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Great photos of the Lapwing. Never seen one before!
Have a Happy Week ahead, Rajesh!!
Peace :)

Pietro Brosio said...

Very nice images of the colorful Lapwings!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We don't have lapwings in this country! It is an elegant bird! Wish I could see one in real life, but your pictures are next best!

NatureFootstep said...

lapwings are cool looking birds :)

edenhills said...

What an interesting and colorful bird!

Phyllis Oller said...

What a colorful bird! phyllis

Mosura said...

Enjoyed you post. Quite different to our Lapwings.

Marie C said...

They have beautiful markings! A lovely bird.