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

Tono Dam, Ghana
June 2011

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

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.

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