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Yellow-wattled lapwing UPSC NOTE

 Why in news

  • Decades ago, in Madras, a yellow-wattled lapwing was hardly a rara avis

  • Fast forward to 2024, a yellow-wattled lapwing sighting in the uttermost reaches of Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) is something to shout about. 

  • The sighting of two yellow-wattled lapwings recently on a dry, sandy patch on East Coast Road was. 

  • This patch arrived after ECR had rolled considerably into the depths of CMA

  • The yellow-wattled lapwing is among species affected by the loss of open grasslands and scrubs.

Yellow-wattled lapwing 

  • The yellow-wattled lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus) is a medium-sized wading bird found in the Indian Subcontinent

  • It's a resident breeder across most of peninsular India, and its range extends just into southern Pakistan.

  • They are conspicuous and unmistakable birds found in dry stony and open grassland or scrub habitats. 

  • These birds are known for their loud calls and fast flight. 

  • They typically don’t migrate but are known to make seasonal movements within their range in response to the monsoon rains.



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Yellow-wattled lapwing UPSC NOTE
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