Yellow-wattled lapwing photos

   ›      ›   Yellow-wattled lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) photos
Taxonomic classification   <>   Photos
The yellow-wattled lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Yellow-wattled lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae was described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820.

The family Charadriidae has two taxonomic subgroups, subfamily Vanellinae and subfamily Charadriinae classified under it. The subfamily Charadriinae has eight genera and the subfamily Vanellinae has two genera under them.

The two genera under Vanellinae are Erythrogonys and Vanellus. The genus Erythrogonys is monotypic, having only one species, viz., Erythrogonys cinctus classified under it.

The genus Vanellus has about 24 extant species and four prehistoric species. The species Vanellus malabaricus is endemic to Indian subcontinent.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus malabaricus
Species:V. malabaricus

Vanellus malabaricus
1.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
Photo by Geetanjalidhar

Vanellus malabaricus
2.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
Photo by Koshy Koshy

Vanellus malabaricus
3.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
Photo by Ashokkumar S T

Vanellus malabaricus
4.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
Photo by Dr. Raju Kasambe


Vanellus malabaricus
5.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
by PJeganathan

Vanellus malabaricus
6.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
by Manish Kumar

Vanellus malabaricus
7.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
by Mymoon Moghul

Vanellus malabaricus
8.Yellow-wattled lapwing - Vanellus malabaricus
by Karunakanth

Vanellus malabaricus
9.Vanellus malabaricus Photo by Nireekshit


Popular posts in Birds of India
Laughing dove Fork-tailed drongo-cuckoo
Pied avocet Red-breasted parakeet
Pintail snipe Oriental pratincole
Jerdon's courser Jack snipe
Brown-headed gull Slender-billed gull
Painted sandgrouse Pale-capped pigeon
Nicobar parakeet Banded bay cuckoo
Spot-bellied eagle-owl Savanna nightjar
Asian palm-swift Ruddy kingfisher
European bee-eater Oriental pied hornbill
White-eyed gull Caspian tern
European turtle dove Asian emerald cuckoo
Brown skua Common gull-billed tern
Nicobar scops owl Andaman nightjar
White-throated needletail Oriental dwarf kingfisher
Asian green bee-eater Malabar grey hornbill
Arctic jaeger Spotted sandgrouse
Andaman wood pigeon Long-tailed parakeet
Plaintive cuckoo Dusky eagle-owl
Eurasian collared dove Violet cuckoo
Buffy fish owl Dark-rumped swift
Crested kingfisher Wreathed hornbill
Pheasant-tailed jacana Solitary snipe
Brown wood owl Little swift
Himalayan cuckoo Swinhoe's snipe
Small pratincole Little gull
Eastern spotted dove Asian (western) koel
Tawny owl Great barbet
Ashy wood pigeon Eurasian wryneck
Square-tailed drongo-cuckoo Red turtle dove
Black-headed gull

1.Yellow-wattled lapwing photo source: (cropped)
Author: Geetanjalidhar | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Photo source:
Author: Koshy Koshy | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 8/7/17
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Ashokkumar S T | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Dr. Raju Kasambe | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: PJeganathan | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
6.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Manish Kumar | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
7.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Mymoon Moghul | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
8.Photo source: (cropped)
Author: Karunakanth | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
9.Source: (cropped)
Author: Nireekshit | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Current topic in Birds of India: Yellow-wattled lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) photos.
Contact State Tourism or travel agents for bird watching and wildlife tours.