"Senegal wattled plover" redirects here. The Senegal lapwing is a different species, Vanellus lugubris.



The African wattled lapwing or Senegal wattled plover (Vanellus senegallus) is a large lapwing, a group of largish waders in the family Charadriidae. It is a resident breeder in most of sub-Saharan Africa outside the rainforests, although it has seasonal movements.

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 lapwing's upperwings have black flight feathers and brown coverts separated by a white bar. The underwings are white with black flight feathers. The African wattled lapwing has a loud peep-peep call.

This species is a common breeder in wet lowland habitats, especially damp grassland. It often feeds in drier habitats, such as golf courses, picking insects and other invertebrates from the ground. It lays three or four eggs on a ground scrape.

The African wattled lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.



Wattled Lapwing
Date Location Count
2020-02-10 10:30Lac Mbeubeusse1
2020-01-31 10:28Les Trois Marigots2
2020-02-05 08:30Kotu Creek--Bridge and Mouth4
2020-02-17 07:30Kotu Creek1
2020-02-14 07:52Darsilami Wetlands2
2020-02-12 09:17Farasuto Forest Community Nature Reserve3
2020-02-10 07:45Finto Manares Forest Park6
2020-02-04 15:32Kagnout--Marais2
2020-02-11 10:45Dibba Kunda20
2020-02-06 16:42Campement de Wassadou50
2020-02-04 06:15Mole NP--general (use more specific hot spot if possible)1
2020-02-09 06:30Mole NP--Samole Loop & waterhole6
2020-01-30 13:30White Volta River at Daboya120
2020-02-12 10:30White Volta--Nakambe-Nouhao confluence (east of Sapelliga)12
2020-02-07 15:20Shai Hills Resource Reserve2
2020-02-08 10:10Sakumono Lagoon3
2020-02-03 13:33Queen Elizabeth II NP--Mweya3
2020-02-13 07:02Queen Elizabeth II NP3
2020-02-04 07:16Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track2
2020-02-20 15:49Mahango Game Reserve9
2020-02-06 16:00Murchison Falls NP--north side (Paraa to Albert Nile swamps)2
2020-02-06 07:15Murchison Falls NP--Boat trip Paraa to Victoria Nile Delta4
2020-02-19 06:43Murchison Falls NP--Nile River1
2020-01-28 08:00Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road8
2020-02-07 08:00Lake Mburo NP6
2020-02-12 15:01Akagera NP--Lac Ihema4
2020-02-06 09:04Chobe River--boat trip (Botswana)2
2020-02-02 16:30Imbabala Safari Camp1
2020-01-28 06:30Zambezi NP1
2020-01-28 05:45Mosi-oa-Tunya NP1
2020-02-12 06:02Hwange NP--Deteema2
2020-02-02 06:49Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle4
2020-02-04 07:15Masaai Mara NR--Mara River (North)3
2020-01-26 08:30Serengeti NP1
2020-02-21 06:09Serengeti NP--Klein's Camp
2020-02-03 08:30Kecha--South
2020-02-06 09:00Welgevonden Game Reserve4
2020-02-15 09:43Wolfhuiskraal Farm (restricted access)2
2020-02-09 06:04Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific)
2020-02-20 07:19Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2020-02-16 06:41Diepsloot Nature Reserve3
2020-02-02 10:34Rooiwal WTP1
2020-02-19 07:41Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2020-01-29 16:52Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve2
2020-02-13 17:36Candlewoods Wetland4
2020-02-15 05:43Rietvlei Nature Reserve3
2020-01-25 02:50Loskop Dam Nature Reserve2
2020-01-26 11:30Liwonde National Park--Mvuu1
2020-02-12 05:35Kruger NP--Phabeni to Skukuza3
2020-02-16 04:00Kruger NP--Voortrekker Rd/H2-2
2020-02-09 10:56Kruger NP--Timfenheni Loop/S1211
2020-02-01 10:28Karkloof Conservancy1
2020-02-13 08:44Macaneta--Tidal wetland, dune forests and coast2