Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) - HBW 3, p. 417
French: Vanneau à tête grise
Spanish: Avefría Ceniza
Other common names: Grey-headed Plover
Taxonomy: Pluvianus cinereus Blyth, 1842, Calcutta.
Sometimes placed in genus Hoplopterus or, formerly, in monospecific Microsarcops. Monotypic.
Distribution: NE China, neighbouring parts of Russia and Japan; possibly C Manchuria and Inner Mongolia. Non-breeding in S Asia from Nepal, NE India and Bangladesh to SC China, N Indochina and Taiwan, occasionally further S.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
Foraging in pond Locality Nam Sang Wai, Yuen Long, Hong Kong
Bob Thompson 26 April 2012 1 year ago 1 min 24 sec 4.6
A bird flying around alarm calling Locality Xianghai National Nature Reserve, Jilin, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 7 May 2010 3 years ago 27 sec 4.2
A group flying Locality Samut Sakhon, Central Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Brooke Clibbon 30 December 2004 7 years ago 18 sec 3.6
A bird on wetland Locality Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, North Western Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 October 2004 7 years ago 26 sec 1.9
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This bird was looking for food on a piece of wetland.
Locality Kam Tin, Hong Kong
Pikhar_Ho 18 February 2012 2 years ago 4
Adult bird moulting into breeding plumage.
Locality Japan (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 1 February 2002 1 year ago 3.8
In a rice field
Locality Chong Yen, Mae Wong National Park, North Western Thailand, Thailand
John A Thompson 11 January 2013 1 year ago 3.7
Three Grey-headed lapwing in flight, underwing pattern, lateral view.
Locality Laem Pak Bia-Pak Thale, Phetchaburi Province, Western Thailand, Thailand
Mark Andrews 10 February 2011 3 years ago 3.3
Adult. Large. Grey head and neck extending down a wide bib ending in a dark breast band. Dark tipped yellow bill and red irises
Locality Ratnapura, Sabaragamuwa Province, Sri Lanka
Athula Edirisinghe 18 January 2014 12 weeks ago 3
A Bird on the rice field.
Locality Ishikawa Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Mitsuru Akimoto 23 May 2011 2 years ago 3