Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus) by Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
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The African Wattled Lapwing or Senegal Wattled Plover (Vanellus senegallus), is a resident breeder in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests. These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are large brown waders with a black crown, white forehead and large yellow facial wattles. The tail is white, tipped black, and the long legs are yellow. In flight, African Wattled Lapwings’ upperwings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The underwings are white with black flight feathers. This species is a common breeder in wet lowland habitats, especially damp grassland.
Wattled Lapwing (Vanellus senegallus), Chobe River, Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/350 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 160
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  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterover 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Konstantinos!

  • Thanks a lot Istvan!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Capture, well done !!!

  • Thanks a lot Erik!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ben Waggoner
    Ben Waggonerover 3 years ago

    What a distinctive-looking bird! Great shot, Kon.

  • Yeah, great bird, thanks a lot Ben!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Robert Abraham
    Robert Abrahamover 3 years ago

    What a beauty, terrific capture

  • Thank you very much Robert!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesover 3 years ago

    What a stunning bird, great capture.

  • Thanks a lot Mark, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

  • My pleasure Ann!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Thank you Angela!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • almaalice
    almaaliceover 3 years ago

    Great shot, wonderful feather detail on the head. Alma

  • Thank you very much Alma!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • DigitallyStill
    DigitallyStillover 3 years ago

    Beautiful bird and photo! Well done!

    Francine
    DigitallyStill

  • Thanks a lot Francine!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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