"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
2021-07-11 06:25Garden Tuba Junction1
2021-07-08 05:44Achimota Forest and Accra Zoo2
2021-07-26 06:41Amurum Forest Reserve (APLORI)2
2021-07-18 07:10Liuwa Plain NP
2021-07-17 14:52Chitunta Plain IBA4
2021-07-10 12:45Queen Elizabeth II NP--Ishasha sector 21
2021-06-30 15:46Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kazinga Channel Boat Trip4
2021-07-10 08:57Queen Elizabeth II NP--Northern Sector34
2021-07-10 09:26Queen Elizabeth NP--Ishasha Rd1
2021-07-11 08:00Queen Elizabeth II NP
2021-07-24 09:26Queen Elizabeth II NP--Kasenyi Track3
2021-07-02 12:07Lake Karago1
2021-07-02 08:32Murchison Falls NP--Pakuba2
2021-07-02 07:41Murchison Falls NP--north side (Paraa to Albert Nile swamps)4
2021-06-30 16:55Murchison Falls NP--Paraa Safari Lodge to Tangi Gate3
2021-07-02 07:06Kamatana Dam2
2021-07-16 08:20Gashora Swamp1
2021-07-10 10:48Akagera NP--Kilaia Plain
2021-07-08 16:06Lake Mburo NP--Boat Ride2
2021-07-16 07:37Lake Mburo NP--Nyarutegura River Mouth1
2021-07-19 13:25Lake Mburo NP--Eland Track5
2021-07-18 16:31Lake Mburo NP--Entrance Road3
2021-07-20 06:20Rwakobo Rock Lodge3
2021-07-10 09:54Akagera Np -- Mohana Plain and Lake Rwanyakazinga Picnic Site
2021-07-26 17:00Lake Mburo NP11
2021-07-09 07:04Akagera NP (southern area)1
2021-07-08 16:26Akagera NP--Lac Ihema1
2021-07-19 15:39Kampala-Masindi Rd.--Kibangya4
2021-07-24 13:48Selinda Reserve1
2021-07-16 08:00Kidepo Valley NP--Karenga Gate to Apoka2
2021-07-23 17:47Musekese Camp1
2021-07-09 15:19Moremi Game Reserve--South Gate
2021-07-20 06:36Mushingashi Conservancy
2021-07-03 07:22Zambezi NP--Chamabonda Vlei2
2021-07-11 08:16Victoria Falls Rain Forest3
2021-07-20 07:12Frangilla Lodge
2021-07-11 07:00Nyamware Rice Field3
2021-07-11 06:06Singita Sabora Tented Camp2
2021-07-20 06:11Maasai Mara NR--Mara Triangle3
2021-07-21 06:33Masaai Mara NR--Mara River (North)3
2021-07-25 23:04Maasai Mara NR--Mara Serena Lodge4
2021-06-30 06:30Maasai Mara NR* general (please use more precise location)4
2021-07-16 06:45Maasai Mara NR--Sand River4
2021-07-28 07:17Maasai Mara NR--Southern section
2021-07-15 15:00Maasai Mara NR, Eastern Section4
2021-07-15 12:31Serengeti NP1
2021-07-10 16:30Maasai Mara NR--Enkewa Camp1
2021-07-09 08:05Serengeti NP--Lobo Hills1
2021-07-24 16:30Ataye Wetlands2
2021-07-15 06:15North Luangwa NP1
2021-07-05 11:42Marataba Lodge
2021-07-10 10:20Hekpoort vicinity4
2021-07-11 10:34Sondela Nature Reserve2
2021-07-19 08:45Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden2
2021-07-10 11:13Diepsloot Nature Reserve8
2021-07-13 10:46Kloofendal Municipal Nature Reserve2
2021-07-19 06:55Eagle Canyon Golf Estate2
2021-07-17 14:24Dainfern2
2021-07-29 08:28Golden Harvest Park1
2021-07-25 15:34Norscot Koppies Kingfisher Nature Reserve2
2021-07-04 07:23President Ridge Bird Sanctuary2
2021-07-18 09:17Darrenwood Dam2
2021-07-11 07:30Glen Austin Bird Sanctuary4
2021-07-24 17:54Rietvlei Nature Reserve2
2021-07-25 07:38Meyer's Farm
2021-07-25 07:30Thokoza Wetland5
2021-07-17 07:30Elandsvlei Wetland2
2021-07-19 06:29Marievale Bird Sanctuary1
2021-07-11 09:51Qodesh Campground2
2021-07-25 06:37Loskop Dam Nature Reserve2
2021-07-06 10:35Kruger NP--Bridge over Luvuvhu River
2021-07-17 08:45Liwonde National Park1
2021-07-03 07:40Sterkspruit Road1
2021-07-14 13:37Dulini Private Game Reserve1
2021-07-15 13:59Sabi Sand Game Reserve--Kirkmans Kamp1
2021-07-25 12:10Macaneta-- Wetland, dune forests and coast1
2021-07-04 15:58Pongola NR4
2021-07-11 15:26Phinda GR
2021-07-05 09:50Nibela Floodplains1