French: Vanneau de Malabar German: Gelblappenkiebitz Spanish: Avefría malabar
no locality = Malabar Coast
S Pakistan (Sind), and India from Gujarat and Himachal E to Bihar and S through peninsula to Sri Lanka; non-breeding visitor to S Nepal (has bred), West Bengal and Bangladesh.
24–28 cm; 108–203 g (three specimens); wingspan 65–69 cm. Lapwing with yellow wattles and legs; cap black, bordered below by narrow white line; chin and... read more
A drawn-out “tchee-it” in contact, with a "chit-oo-eet” in alarm, which... read more
Dry and open habitats, including cultivated and fallow fields and wasteland; also at edges of... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insects and their larvae, including grasshoppers and beetles; also molluscs. Mainly feeds nocturnally.
Breeds mainly Mar–Jul; season until Aug in Sri Lanka, from late Apr until mid Jun in Pakistan. Adults defend large territories, where... read more
Mainly sedentary; local movements to drier areas during monsoon, with short-range movements also... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). No population estimates available; widely distributed, and apparently still rather common. No threats known; adaptation to rather dry... read more
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