The Red-wattled Lapwing Pictures and Detail (A Bird with Lady like Walk)

Red-wattled Lapwing,
Red-Wattled lapwing

The Red-wattled Lapwing Pictures and Detail


This is the one bird which I saw very late in life, but I heard lots of its noise from the childhood. From the childhood, it was very common to hear loud calls of this bird throughout the day. It is common to hear loud calls of Red-wattled Lapwing at night because these birds do feed at night and make noise. 

Around 20 years back at night when I was studying then It was quite often to hear voices of Red-wattled Lapwing. This bird is very common in Northern part of India where I have spent most of my childhood. I can easily recognize Red-wattled lapwing through its voice only. 


Red-wattled lapwing, eyes
Red-wattled Lapwing watching me

Red-wattled Lapwing is found in west Asia to South Asia. In India, it is very common and we can find it up to the Southern tip of India. Sometimes, they do migrate to altitudes in the summers, but mostly these are resident birds.


Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
We find Red-wattled Lapwings near to water bodies, fileds, watered lands, dry lands and lakes. Though, they can be easily seen in wild and open grasslands looking for insects. Mostly, this bird is found in pairs or small groups; however, I found it alone most of the times.
Red-wattled Lapwing, Wild
Red-wattled Lapwing in Wild
The male and female Red-wattled Lapwing are similar in spahe and color, though, male red-wattled lapwings are slighter bigger in size. The main thing of this bird is its calls which sounds like did-he-do-it.


Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
Where I live, this bird is called Titeeri and the scientific name of this bird is Vanellus indicus. It is belong to the Charadriidae family of birds. Red-wattled Lapwing mainly insects; though they do eat grains when it is available. In the picture below, you can see a Red-wattled Lapwing eating Bajra grain.
Red-wattled Lapwing
Red-wattled Lapwing
When I see the Red-wattled Lapwings, then I feel that many ladies must have learnt to walk from this bird because the best noticeable thing in red-wattled lapwing in its style of walking as he is walking on the ramp. We can also notice shoe heel like part attached to their feet.

In the two pictures below, we can see delicacy and style in the standing and walking style of a red-wattled Lapwing.
Red-wattled Lapwing, Slow walk
Red-wattled Lapwing Slow Walking




Red-wattled standing, one foot
Red-wattled Standing on one foot

My Father-in-law told me that this bird sleeps with both feet up because red-wattled lapwings thing that the weight of the whole earth is on his feet, though, I do not find reference about it.

These birds take care of their children very well and they sometimes make their nest on rooftops. 


Over, red-wattled lapwings are great birds, though little bit noisy.

All Pictures of Red-wattled Lapwing by Arvind Katoch


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