Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Red-wattled Lapwing

Red-wattled Lapwing Vanellus indicus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Red-wattled Plover, Indian Decorated Lapwing
Old scientific name(s): Hoplopterus indicus, Lobivanellus indicus


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - Dec 1, 2001 © Dave Behrens  Yala National Park, Sri Lanka - Apr 28, 2002 © Dave Behrens  Sariska National Park, Rajasthan, India - 1997 © Kees Bakker  United Arab Emirates - Jan, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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Coastal Arabian Gulf. India to se. Asia;
Two populations;
(1) Middle East from se. Turkey, Iraq, s. and e. Iran, ne. Arabia (Oman) to Transcaspia, s. Turkmenia, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
(2) India.
(3) Sri Lanka.
(4) Sw. China, Burma to Malaysia, Indochina and perhaps Sumatra.


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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