Plovers (Charadriidae)

Black-headed Lapwing (Vanellus tectus) - HBW 3, p. 412

French: Vanneau à tête noire German: Schwarzschopfkiebitz Spanish: Avefría Coletuda
Other common names: Black-headed/Blackhead/Crested Wattled Plover

Taxonomy: Charadrius tectus Boddaert, 1783, Senegal.
Sometimes placed in Hoplopterus, Lobivanellus or monospecific Sarciophorus. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • tectus (Boddaert, 1783) - S Mauritania and Senegal to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya.
  • latifrons (Reichenow, 1881) - S Somalia to E Kenya.

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