January 24, 2016 – Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)

These lapwings are found throughout much of Asia, from Turkey through South Asia and east to Thailand. They eat insects, worms, mollusks, and crustaceans, foraging around dawn and dusk. Their nests are shallow scrapes with clay or small stones around the edges. Pairs are monogamous and care for the chicks together. Vocal birds, they call in flight and while on the ground, even at night. Their call is often described as sounding like the phrase “did-he-do-it.”

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