056 Yellow-wattled Lapwing

The Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) is a 26-28 cm long wader. Its crown, chin and throat are black, and neck and upperparts brown. It has a narrow white patch and large yellow facial wattles separating its crown from the neck. It has black bill, white belly, and yellow legs. These birds are native to the Indian Subcontinent commonly found in the dry plains. They make nests of pebbles that blend well with the surroundings and lay eggs that are difficult to distinguish from the pebbles by predators.