White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus
(aka White-tailed Plover)
White-tailed Lapwing, Pivot Fields, Dubai, November 2010 - click for larger image

Pivot Fields, Dubai
November 2010

The White-tailed Lapwing breeds in Turkey, the Middle East and around the Caspian and Aral Seas and migrates to Sudan, the Arabian Peninsula, Pakistan and north-west India in the winter.

White-tailed Lapwing, Pivot Fields, Dubai, November 2010 - click for larger image

It is usually found near shallow water and breeds in damp, vegetated areas. It feeds on insects, worms and small shellfish and shrimps.

It has long, yellow legs and a slender bill with a conspicuous white tail seen in flight.

Its call is similar to Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus but quieter and less strident.

White-tailed Lapwing, Pivot Fields, Dubai, November 2010 - click for larger image
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