Black-winged Lapwing Vanellus melanopterus
Black-winged Lapwing, Gemesa Geden, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image

January 2016

The Black-winged Lapwing is distributed intermittently from Ethiopia through eastern Africa to South Africa. See the distribution map at Birdlife International. It is found in highland grasslands at between 1,300 and 3,000 metres.

Black-winged Lapwing, Sof Omar, Ethiopia, January 2016 - click for larger image The reddish eye-ring is a distinguishing feature.

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