yellow wattles on face; yellow legs; brown body (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

African Wattled Lapwing
Vanellus senegallus

Native Range: Africa

Notes: a shorebird that gets its name from yellow wattles (fleshy protuberances) from the bird's face at the base of its bill; found in wetland margins and adjoining fields across much of sub-Saharan Africa.

yellow eye-ring; white forehead bordered by red (South Africa; 2007-06-30)

two-tone bill that is yellow at base, dark at tip (South Africa; 2007-06-30)