"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
2021-05-08 07:30Salagi Forest park1
2021-05-08 07:26Fosu Lagoon5
2021-05-08 06:00Garamba NP
2021-05-09 11:39Queen Elizabeth II NP--Mweya2
2021-04-30 14:18Ngepi Camp Lodge1
2021-05-08 10:01Lake Karago1
2021-05-08 10:01Lake Bihinga1
2021-04-30 07:16Mahango Game Reserve2
2021-04-25 12:45Ruhondo wetland1
2021-05-01 06:39Murchison Falls NP--Paraa Safari Lodge to Tangi Gate10
2021-05-08 06:47Nyarutarama Lake and Golf Course20
2021-05-16 08:05Inyange Factory Wetland1
2021-05-16 07:04Namushasha Lodge & Campground3
2021-05-01 12:28Camp Kwando1
2021-05-05 06:26Nkasa Lupala NP2
2021-04-27 07:41Kidepo Valley NP--Narus River4
2021-04-24 06:29Uganda Wildlife Education Centre2
2021-04-28 15:32Kidepo Valley NP--Karenga Gate to Apoka10
2021-05-08 07:58Lutembe Bay Ramsar Site2
2021-05-08 09:27Lutembe Beach and Wetlands1
2021-05-09 10:19Kafue NP--McBrides Camp2
2021-05-08 17:31andBeyond Matetsi River Lodge2
2021-05-08 06:55Livingstone Treatment Works2
2021-05-01 07:10Zambezi River near Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe side)
2021-05-05 08:00Pian Upe Wildlife Reserve--Mbale-Moroto Rd1
2021-05-08 06:24Blue Lagoon NP1
2021-05-07 12:05Lochinvar NP
2021-05-08 07:34Kalimba Reptile Park3
2021-04-25 12:07Chitimbula Dam (Private Property - Permission Required)
2021-05-16 07:12Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2021-04-29 16:12Maasai Mara NR--Aruba Mara Camp & Talek Gate4
2021-05-06 16:38Shewa Robit area1
2021-05-08 05:31South Luangwa NP--Mfuwe Lodge
2021-05-08 16:17Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands3
2021-05-08 16:40Cleveland Dam/Haka Game Park3
2021-04-27 07:07Bierspruitdam4
2021-05-08 07:50Kgomo-Kgomo2
2021-05-16 06:54Zaagkuildrift Rd (Please be more specific; Do not log Kgomo-Kgomo birds here.)7
2021-04-25 06:36Zaagkuildrift--Roets' Farm2
2021-05-07 07:02Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2021-04-26 09:50Diepsloot Nature Reserve1
2021-05-08 06:24Kwalata Lodge2
2021-05-08 07:41Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve1
2021-05-10 16:30Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2021-05-06 10:48Golden Harvest Park2
2021-05-09 09:26Dinokeng Game Reserve (Please be more precise)6
2021-05-14 08:58President Ridge Bird Sanctuary2
2021-05-08 14:36Bishop Bird Park3
2021-05-08 07:08Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary6
2021-05-08 06:30Naturena1
2021-05-01 07:23Rietvlei Nature Reserve2
2021-04-27 07:21Rietvlei Nature Reserve--Otter Bridge2
2021-04-24 11:00Mkhombo Nature Reserve2
2021-05-08 16:30Thokoza Wetland1
2021-05-09 10:45Marievale Bird Sanctuary8
2021-04-30 15:29Liwonde National Park2
2021-04-24 07:36Gorongosa NP3
2021-05-11 08:34Singita Ebony Lodge
2021-04-25 06:54Kruger NP--Napi Rd to Skukuza/H1-1
2021-05-03 12:52Kruger NP--Gardenia Hide1
2021-05-08 13:49Midmar Dam--South Shore (Thurlow Gate)1
2021-05-16 10:33Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast13
2021-04-29 06:00Phinda GR
2021-05-08Lagoa Nhassive2