1040. Lobivanellus indicus

1040. RED-WATTLED LAPWING.
LOBIVANELLUS INDICUS.
Lobivanellus indicus (Bodd.), Tabl. Pl. Enl. p. 50 (1783) ; Dresser, ix. p. 353, pl. 723 ; (Sharpe), Cat. B. Br. MUS. xxiv. p. 149 ; (Blanf.), F. Brit. Ind. Birds, iv. p. 224 ; L. goensis (Gmel.), Syst. Nat. i. p. 706 (1788) ; Strickl. P.Z.S. 1841, p. 33.
Titai, Titi, Hindu. ; Kiralla, Kibulla, Cing.
Male ad. Transcaspia). Head, neck, and breast deep black ; a broad streak from behind the eye down the neck, under parts below the breast, and upper tail-coverts white ; fore back greyish white ; rest of upper parts brownish grey glossed with green, the median wing coverts with reddish purple ; quills white at base, otherwise black, the inner secondaries nearly all white ; larger wing-coverts tipped with white ; tail black across the middle, otherwise white ; terminal half of bill black, the basal half, wattles in front of the eye, and eyelids lake-red ; legs and feet yellow ; iris crimson. Culmen 1.45, wing 8.22, tail 4.78, tarsus 3.2 inch. Sexes alike. The young bird has the crown brownish, the throat and sides of face white, and the feathers on the upper parts with sandy buff margins.
Hab. Transcaspia, rare in Persia, Eastern Asia to Assam ; Arabia, Mesopotamia, Afghanistan, India, and Ceylon.
Frequents the steppes near water, the borders of marshes, meadow-land, and river-banks, and though not shy is wary, especially when molested. It feeds on insects of various kinds, seldom on anything else. Its flight is Lapwing-like, but strong and tolerably rapid, and it is a noisy bird, and utters its loud cry both when on the wing and when on the ground. It breeds from March to August, usually in April, and deposits in a depression on the ground its 4 eggs, which are in character like those of a Lapwing, and vary in ground-colour from pale olive- green to ochreous and reddish buff, and are profusely marked with blackish brown or black ; in size they average about 1.64 by 1.2.

BookTitle: 
A Manual Of Palaearctic Birds
Reference: 
Dresser, Henry Eeles. A Manual of Palaearctic Birds. Vol. 2. 1903.
Title in Book: 
1040. Lobivanellus indicus
Book Author: 
H. E. Dresser
CatNo: 
1040
Year: 
1903
Page No: 
747
Common name: 
Red Wattled Lapwing
M_ID: 
4014
M_CN: 
Red-wattled Lapwing
M_SN: 
Vanellus indicus
Volume: 
Vol. 2
Term name: 
id: 
10707

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