Plovers (Charadriidae)

River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii) - HBW 3, p. 412

French: Vanneau pie German: Flußkiebitz Spanish: Avefría Fluvial
Other common names: Indian/Asian Spur-winged Plover/Lapwing

Taxonomy: Charadrius Duvaucelii Lesson, 1826, Calcutta.
Often placed in genus Hoplopterus. Forms superspecies with V. spinosus, with which sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.

Distribution: NC India (Uttar Pradesh) and Nepal through EC & NE India to SC China (SW Yunnan) and Indochina; status unclear further E possibly to Hainan and to Hong Kong.