brownchestedlapwing

September 20, 2016 – Brown-chested Lapwing or Brown-chested Wattled Plover (Vanellus superciliosus)

These lapwings live on grassy savannas of central Africa. Their diet includes insects such as ants, beetles, caterpillars, and crickets. Pecking into loose soil to find food, they hunt at dawn, dusk, and on bright moonlit nights. Monogamous pairs seem to breed during the dry season and have been observed defending nesting territories. Their nests are shallow scrapes, often on recently burnt ground or near water.

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