055 White-tailed Lapwing

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The White-tailed Lapwing (Venillus leucurus), also known as White-tailed Plover, is 28 cm long with pinkish-brown head and back, grey chest, dark bill, white tail, and unusually long bright yellow legs. It is found year round in the Middle East; otherwise, it spends summer In Europe and winter in north-east Africa and northern India. It builds its nest in a shallow depression on open ground and the female usually lays a clutch of 4 eggs. The nests are built in a colony of 4-24 pairs of birds. The birds live and migrate in flocks of 6 to 25 individuals.