Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus)

Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus)
Photo@Raymond Galea

Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus)

A large and very distinctive Plover. Both the male and female have long yellow facial wattles as well as smaller red ones on the forehead. As with all the lapwings of the genus Vanellus, the Wattled Plover has a white wing stripe (visible in flight) and a white base to its tail. These birds are fairly common in the Maasai Mara and can also be found around Lake Victoria. Although they are residents of swamps, streams and lakes they are only occasionally seen near the Rift Valley Lakes

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