"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
2020-11-26 07:32Ruhondo wetland1
2020-11-03 06:44Nyarutarama Lake and Golf Course1
2020-11-28 06:00Akagera NP (southern area)
2020-11-26 07:05Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle
2020-11-09 16:13Enonkishu Conservancy
2020-11-04 17:09Maasai Mara NR--Central section7
2020-11-23 21:03Maasai Mara NR, Eastern Section3
2020-11-29 12:36Lake Manyame Recreational Park4
2020-11-17 14:03Harare--Monavale Vlei5
2020-11-15 05:40Harare--Mukuvisi Woodlands6
2020-11-21 11:25Hippo Pools Wilderness Camp1
2020-11-19 06:53Roodekopjes Dam Nature Reserve4
2020-11-22 06:06Breedtsnek Pass1
2020-11-25 08:27Kilombero Swamp2
2020-11-29 19:28Cradle of Humankind WHS1
2020-11-18 06:04Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden1
2020-11-29 07:12Diepsloot Nature Reserve4
2020-11-07 06:15Kwalata Lodge2
2020-11-19 06:10Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2020-11-28 16:33Darrenwood Dam2
2020-11-07 07:40Bishop Bird Park
2020-11-24 08:33University of Pretoria--Experimental Farm2
2020-11-15 06:05Candlewoods Wetland
2020-11-21 11:00Rietvlei Nature Reserve1
2020-11-15 06:49Mkhombo Nature Reserve
2020-11-15 05:40Thokoza Wetland1
2020-11-14 06:08Old Verena Spa road1
2020-11-01 07:50Marievale Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-13 06:23Devon Grasslands IBA (Gauteng Province)2
2020-11-27 12:01Loskop Dam Nature Reserve8
2020-11-08 18:36Verloren Valei Nature Reserve2
2020-11-18 15:52Ohrigstad Dam
2020-11-17 07:21Vaalhoek Road
2020-11-05 06:54Kruger NP--S933
2020-11-28 04:23Memel4
2020-11-04 06:42Lion Sands Game Reserve6
2020-11-13 13:35Wakkerstroom Wetland Reserve2
2020-11-14 15:34Dirkiesdorp Plain2
2020-11-13 16:44Wakkerstroom - Yellow-breasted Pipit Fields (KZN)2
2020-11-20 16:30Kruger NP--Berg-en-Dal to Malelane Gate/S1102
2020-11-19 12:07Kruger NP--Timfenheni Loop/S1212
2020-11-17 12:09Kruger NP--Malelane Gate (Crocodile River Bridge)2
2020-11-30 14:20Hawane Reservoir3
2020-11-24 18:53Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
2020-11-29 08:15Sand River Reservoir2
2020-11-29 14:34Midmar Dam - South Shore (Thurlow Gate)4
2020-11-28 09:46Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast4
2020-11-15 16:00Maputo Elephant Game Reserve4
2020-11-29 07:57iSimangaliso WP - Eastern Shores
2020-11-18 06:26Dunes de Dovela4