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Spur-winged lapwing observed at Warangal lake |

Spur-winged lapwing observed at Warangal lake

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  • A birdwatching team from Telangana recently spotted a spur-winged lapwing at Ammavaripet Lake near Warangal.

Spur-winged lapwing

Spur-winged lapwing observed at Warangal lake |
  • Scientific name: Vanellus spinosus 
  • Native: North Africa, the Middle East and Mediterranean regions.
  • Habitat: It is found around wetlands, but also away from water in cultivated areas and even suburbia and urban settings.
  • Features:
    • A wader bird: A bird with long legs and a long neck, that lives near water and feeds on fish.
    • Vocal: It is very vocal, producing a piercing and repeated “sik-sik-sik…” call.
    • Feeding habits: It forages mainly for arthropods, but also small reptiles and amphibians. 
  • IUCN Status: Least Concern
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