Wattled Lapwing Vanellus senegallus
(aka African Wattled Lapwing)
African Wattled Lapwing, Tono Dam, Ghana, June 2011 - click for larger image

Ghana and Ethiopia

The Wattled Lapwing is distributed in Africa south of the Sahara except in tropical forest and the south-west of the continent. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in marshes and savanna often but not exclusively near water.

Wattled Lapwing, Harenna Forest, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image It is a large lapwing with long, yellow legs and conspicuous yellow wattles hanging from a yellow bill. The forecrown is white with a black border and there is a red line on the forehead. The neck is streaked and the throat is black.

Its call is rather nasal.

Wattled Lapwing, Bogol Mayo Road, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image
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