African Wattled/Senegal Lapwing Vanellus senegallus

African Wattled Lapwing
African Wattled Lapwing
The African Wattled Lapwing is also called the Senegal (Wattled) Lapwing or Plover although it comes from much of sub-Saharan Africa, not just Senegal/west. It is related to the Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus), also of Africa, eastern Mediterranean and near/Middle East, and also to the wattled Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles) of Australia which used to be called the Spur-winged Plover (and still is locally). The bird shown above left with large orange-bordered yellow face wattle has had his sharp wing-spurs broken off.
African Wattled Lapwing
African Wattled Lapwing