Red-wattled Lapwing in Haryana

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"Red-wattled Lapwing or titeeri (Vanellus indicus) is a very common breeding resident in Haryana. This bird is found in open areas and wetlands. Its hindi name is Titahri, Titeeri. The size of this bird is 33 cm. The wings and back are light brown with a purple sheen, but head and chest and front part of neck are black. Prominently white patch runs between these two colours, from belly and tail, flanking the neck to the sides of crown. Short tail is tipped black. A red fleshy wattle in front of each eye, black-tipped red bill, and the long legs are yellow. The breeding season of this bird is mainly March to Augustand it seem to be quite as active and wide awake at night as in daytime. The call of the Red-wattled Lapwing is lound and sounds like 'Did-he-do-it?', 'Pity-to-do-it' or 'Did-Ye-Do-It'. Red Wattled Lapwing mainly feeds on Insects, snails and other invertebrates, which are picked from the ground. This is a ground-nesting member of the plover family. This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.
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