wattled plover

variants: or wattled lapwing

Definition of wattled plover

: any of various plovers of the warmer parts of the Old World that resemble the lapwings but have about the face and especially between the eye and the bill variously colored fleshy wattles and are usually placed in a distinct subfamily of Charadriidae

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“Wattled plover.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wattled%20plover. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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