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 2 years 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 4 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
Two views, one adult foraging, then a short close up of one bird. Locality Rudong, Jiangsu, China (Northern) (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 24 June 2014 6 weeks ago 16 sec 2.5
A bird on wetland Locality Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, North Western Thailand, Thailand (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 31 October 2004 8 years ago 26 sec 1.6
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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
Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) foraging in a grassland. It came together with Cattle Egrets (Bubulucus ibis).
Locality Pratas (Dongsha) Islands, Taiwan
Joris BERTRAND 5 May 2014 14 weeks ago 3.2
A Bird on the rice field.
Locality Ishikawa Prefecture, Honshu, Japan
Mitsuru Akimoto 23 May 2011 3 years ago 3
A bird alarmcalling while flying around and finally landing. Locality Xianghai National Nature Reserve, Jilin, China (Northern)
Keith Blomerley 7 May 2010 1 year ago 4
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a bird calling and alarming. Locality Rudong, Jiangsu, China (Northern)
Eric Roualet 23 June 2014 5 weeks ago 0