- Vanellus malabaricus
- Pale brown plumage
- Black crown
- Long white supercilium
- Large yellow facial wattles
- White underparts
- White, black-tipped tail
- Long yellow legs
- 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.
Well camouflaged nidifugous young
Photo by Alok Tewari
Dist. Gurgaon, India
, May 2014
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, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
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