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Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius   - Non-breeding
Sociable Lapwing
Photographer : © Jugal Tiwari
Location :Banni Grasslands, Kutch, Gujarat, India
Date : 24 January 2014
English synonyms:Sociable Plover
Bird Family :Charadriinae - Plovers, dotterels & lapwings
Bird Group :CICONIIFORMES
Red Data Status :Critically Endangered
Remarks : Seen 8 Sociables today. 19 Sociable Plovers are seen in Banni this winter from November till January. They are showing strong site fidelity to their foraging grounds generally seen in one area for 20 days or so and than move to habitat which can be 3-4 kms away or just few hundred metres away. They forage on insects and can scrape the ground by rubbing the ground by one feet moving their body like a see-saw. - JT