white crown; yellow facial wattles; two-toned bill (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

White-crowned Lapwing
Vanellus albiceps

Native Range: Africa

Notes: nests in shallow scrapes on exposed sandbars or shingled beaches near rivers; defends nest aggressively, even against large animals such as hippopotamuses; sexes similar.

grey head and upperparts; white iris and underparts; (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

black on sides; yellow bill with black tip (Zoo; 2008-10-21)

posing for a body portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-19)

posing for a head portrait (Zoo; 2012-09-19)