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Yellow-wattled lapwing (Juvenile): Vanellus malabaricus

 
 
Yellow-wattled lapwing (Juvenile)
Vanellus malabaricus
 
Yellow-wattled lapwing: Vanellus malabaricus
Gender: Indeterminate
Age: Juvenile
IUCN Status: Least Concern
Sighted at: Village Sultanpur, Distt. Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
Date: 27.6.2015
Traditionally on-line forums do not permit independent photos of juveniles and nesting. It's not uniform all over the web and important birding websites regularly post independent photos. Photos with Adult and chick in same frame are however permitted. In this case, since there wasn’t much disturbance, this chick/juvenile was exploring the world at a distance from its parent engrossed at its own end. To bring them in same frame, I would have needed a fish-eye lens or a wide-angle lens which I didn’t have at that moment. I was stuck with a telephoto lens. By the time the adult noticed me and hurried towards the young one, the youngster had wandered off into the far thorny bush base and it was not possible to score a clear shot with my lens-camera system from that distance. My apologies therefore, but this is for educational purposes.
 
They may be found in Nepal.
 
Key identifying features of this male representative are:
 
1)     Brown cap.
2)   Small, dull-yellow wattles; pale yellow legs.
3)   White chin.
4)   Buff fringes and dark subterminal bars to upperpart feathers.
 
Taxonomy:

Kingdom
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Animalia
Phylum
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Chordata
Class
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Aves
Order
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Charadriiformes
Family
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Charadriidae
Genus
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Vanellus
Species
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malabaricus

 

Photographed at Village Sultanpur, Diss.Gurgaon, Haryana, India, on 27th June, 2015, using a Nikon D7200 camera and Tamron 150-600 mm lens.

 

© Prashant V Tenjarla
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 

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