Scientific Name:

Vanellus senegallus


African Wattled Lapwing


African Wattled Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Widespread in Africa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Two

V. s. senegallus: Senegal and Gambia to Eritrea and Ethiopia, south to north-eastern D.R. Congo and northern Uganda

V. s. lateralis: Southern and eastern D.R. Congo to western Kenya south to northern Namibia and eastern South Africa

Further Reading: The World’s Wattled Waders

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest