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Lapwings & Plovers
   
   

Fig 1 : Red-wattled Lapwing


Fig 2 : Pacific Golden Plover


Fig 3 : Little Ringed Plover
  

Fig 4 : Little Ringed Plover
 

Fig 5 : Mongolian Plover - and homalopsine snake
 


 

 

 

 

 

Fig 1 :
Red-wattled Lapwing
Vanellus indicus
Habitat : Boggy, grassy, coastal farmland

Fig 2 :
Pacific Golden Plover (winter plumage)
Pluvialis fulva
Habitat : Abandoned prawn pond

Fig 3 :
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Habitat : Grassy, gravel bed near freshwater lake

Fig 4 :
Little Ringed Plover
Charadrius dubius
Habitat : Muddy, freshwater drainage canal

Fig 5 :
Mongolian Plover
Charadrius mongolus
Habitat : Coastal mudflats

Notes : to the right of the plover is a species of homalopsine snake emerging from a burrow - this is most likely the Dog-faced Water Snake Cerberus schneiderii.