An uncommon breeding resident found usually in very dry habitats of dry lowlands. It is common in coastal belt from Puttalam to
peninsula and in Hambantota district. It also occurs in Eastern province and there
are recent breeding records from Udawalawe and Jaffna too. It lives as small flocks or pairs in
arid wastelands, fallow fields, dry paddy fields, stony pastures etc.
Yellow-wattled Lapwing feeds on grasshoppers, ants, termites, beetles and other
such ground dwelling insects. It breeds from May to July, laying four eggs
arranged in cross-formation on stony ground among clods, stones, etc. well camouflage with the surrounding. It flies often low and in flight feet project
beyond the tail. Anuradhapura