Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yellow-wattled Lapwing with chick

An image made quite sometime back. The lapwing chicks have such awesome camouflage that it is nearly impossible to spot them in dry grass.
The Yellow-wattled Lapwing is a brown colored wader with a very distinct yellow colored wattle on its face. They are extremely territorial and are know to even try and attack humans when close to their chicks.

yellow wattled lapwing with chickYellow Wattled Lapwing with chick

Canon EOS 400D
Sigma 135-400mm
Jayamangali Blackbuck Conservation Reserve

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  1. wow! gorgeous, exotic looking bird! :)

  2. A rare sighting indeed. A good shot at the right time.Thanx for sharing.

  3. Really interesting facts about the bird and a nice shot.

  4. Interesting looking bird Angad, has it got a wig on!

  5. Thank you Tex, Mpho, Saru & Mike.. :)

    Need to go and nails its cousin..the Red-wattled Lapwing... :P

  6. What a stunning looking bird and a well deserved capture as well, what a fun name they are called~

  7. Oh, this is a very beautiful bird and a great shot. Never seen it before..
    I hope you can come to Norway next year to see the Northern Light:-)


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