Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus) - HBW 3, p. 414
French: Vanneau couronné
Spanish: Avefría Coronada
Other common names: Crowned Plover
Taxonomy: Charadrius Coronatus Boddaert, 1783, Cape of Good Hope.
Sometimes placed in genus Hoplopterus or Stephanibyx. Birds from SW Angola, Namibia, Botswana, W Zimbabwe and W Transvaal may be separated as third race xerophilus, but doubtfully distinct. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- coronatus (Boddaert, 1783) - Ethiopia to South Africa; marginal in SW Somalia.
- demissus (Friedmann, 1928) - Somalia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 14 videos
A bird scratching it's head using the over the wing technique and then walking away. Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (ssp coronatus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 17 February 2012 3 years ago 30 sec 4.4
bird on the ground Locality Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (ssp coronatus)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 September 2010 4 years ago 36 sec 4.3
A bird on the ground, staying and walking Locality Awash National Park, Ethiopia (ssp coronatus)
Josep del Hoyo 28 November 2005 9 years ago 45 sec 4.2
Two adult birds on the ground, calling. One partially hidden. Locality Etosha National Park, Namibia
Stefan_Thiel 14 September 2010 3 years ago 19 sec 4.1
Two birds foraging on the savanna. Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania (ssp coronatus)
Pieter de Groot Boersma 17 February 2012 3 years ago 26 sec 4
A pair foraging around their nest site and one settling on the nest Locality Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape Province, South Africa (ssp coronatus)
Greg Baker 29 September 2002 3 years ago 36 sec 4
PhotosSee all 48 photos
Locality Mikumi National Park, Tanzania (ssp coronatus)
Nik Borrow 22 October 2014 10 weeks ago 4.5
Crowned Lapwing (Vanellus coronatus)
Locality Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti, Tanzania
Jacques Erard 15 July 2012 1 year ago 4.5
Side view of adult standing on grass.
Locality Uganda (ssp coronatus)
Pete Morris 13 August 2006 1 year ago 4.4
Looking for shadow.
Locality Tsavo East National Park, Kenya
Tadeusz Rosinski 22 January 2013 2 years ago 4.4
Locality Kruger National Park, South Africa
Dubi Shapiro 7 October 2010 3 years ago 4.4
A bird calling on the ground
Locality Lake Naivasha, Kenya (ssp coronatus)
Jose Ramon 4 November 2012 1 year ago 4.3