- Vanellus malabaricus
- Pale brown plumage
- Black crown
- Long white supercilium
- Large yellow facial wattles
- White underparts
- White, black-tipped tail
- Long yellow legs
Well camouflaged nidifugous youngster
Photo by aloktewari
Dist. Gurgaon, India
, May 2014
- Black flight feathers
- Brown coverts separated by a white bar
Underwings mostly white
Asia: found in the lowlands of southern Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Spreads out with Monsoon , showing localized migration pattern .
This is a monotypic species.
Open lowland habitats, dry grassland.
It nests in a ground scrape between March and May. The clutch consists of 4 eggs.
It is a ground feeder and the diet includes insects and other invertebrates.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
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