Difficult from the shot but confirmed through a scope and colouration and crest confirm ID - I think!
Location: Kaziranga National Park, Eastern Range, Assam
Date: 9th January 2012
Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lens
Spotted in flooded fields/farmland on the outskirts of Kin Town.
Digi-scoped on iPhone
Because of extreme cold and heavy wind the Lapwing seeks shelter near houses
The Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the Peewit or Pewit (imitative of its cry), Green Plover (emphasising the colour of the plummage) or (in the British Isles) just Lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts...