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Themenwelt: Gondwanaland
  • Masked lapwing
  • Masked lapwing
  • Masked lapwing

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Masked lapwings inhabit open areas with short grasses, cultivated landscapes and parks. Typical traits of these lapwings are their yellow wattles and their yellow bills. They are monogamous and feed on invertebrates and occasionally also on seeds and leaves. Usually they keep very still waiting for their prey to emerge, before bursting into a short sprint to catch it. They build simple nests on the ground, in which they lay 4 eggs, with a brooding period of 28–30 days that follows.

Status according to Red List

Least concern (LC)

Status according to Red List:Least concern (LC)

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