Vanellus miles

Family : Charadriidae


Vanellus miles, Charadriidae, Masked lapwing

The Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles) has two big and characteristic yellow wattles going down under the bill that rightly make it to seem masked. Lives in New Guinea, in eastern Australia and neighbouring islands, where is very common and at times even in territorial expansion. Reaches 30cm and does not show sexual dimorphism © Mazza


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