Plovers (Charadriidae)

Blacksmith Lapwing (Vanellus armatus) - HBW 3, p. 411

French: Vanneau armé German: Schmiedekiebitz Spanish: Avefría Armada
Other common names: Blacksmith Plover

Taxonomy: Charadrius armatus Burchell, 1822, Klaarwater (= Griquatown), South Africa.
Formerly placed in monospecific genus Anitibyx; sometimes included in Hoplopterus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Angola to C Tanzania and CS Kenya, and S to South Africa, except W coast of Namibia.