French: Vanneau à poitrine châtaine German: Rotbrustkiebitz Spanish: Avefría pechirrufa
Other common names:
Brown-chested Wattled Lapwing
Marungu, south-east DRCongo
From Nigeria to NE DRCongo. Non-breeding records from E Ghana across C & N Cameroon and S Chad to most of DRCongo (except CW), L Victoria and NW Tanzania. Limits of range poorly known.
c. 23 cm; c. 150 g (estimated). Small lapwing, with black cap, narrow white eyeline, greenish-brown upperparts and small yellow wattles; reddish-chestnut forehead and breast... read more
Not well described, but gives three high-pitched, harsh calls in rapid succession in flight, with a... read more
Open savanna with or without sparse covering of bushes or woods, with grass or bare ground, often... read more
Food and feeding
Insects, such as ants. Pecks deep in loose soil. Also active at night, possibly feeding.
Laying Jan–Mar in Nigeria and Cameroon; probably Dec–Jun in DRCongo; breeding assumed to occur during dry season. Monogamous.... read more
Intra-African migrant. Adults migrate through E & C DRCongo in Nov–Dec, returning in Jul... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Very poorly known, but apparently not particularly rare and reckoned to be secure; widespread though uncommon throughout much of... read more
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