Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) - HBW 3, p. 412
French: Vanneau à éperons
Spanish: Avefría Espinosa
Other common names: Spur-winged Plover
Taxonomy: Charadrius spinosus Linnaeus, 1758, Egypt.
Often placed in genus Hoplopterus. Forms superspecies with V. duvaucelii, with which sometimes considered conspecific. Monotypic.
Distribution: E Mediterranean and Middle East up R Nile to C & S Sudan, and S of Sahara from Senegal through Nigeria to Ethiopia, and S to Uganda and Kenya.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 36 videos
A bird at the waters edge, alert Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 7 years ago 32 sec 4.7
along the water Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 1 year ago 19 sec 4.4
A bird with Senegal Thicknees, finally chasing them. Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 25 November 2005 7 years ago 27 sec 4.3
Finding food at the edge of a salt-marsh Locality Polichnitos Salt Pans, Polichnitos, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece (Monotypic species)
Joe Angseesing 23 April 2013 27 weeks ago 47 sec 4.3
A bird feeding on marshy ground Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 7 April 2002 5 years ago 21 sec 4.3
An adult wandering in a Salicornia field Locality Bücürmene Lagoon, Meriç Delta, Edirne Province, Turkey (Monotypic species)
Barbaros Demirci 29 August 2005 7 years ago 22 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 57 photos
Locality Larnaca District, Cyprus (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 22 April 2011 1 year ago 4.3
Foraging in shallow water.
Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
David Beadle 4 February 2009 44 weeks ago 4.3
walking at a salt pond
Locality Salt Ponds Km 20, Eilat, Israel
Lior Kislev 2 April 2012 1 year ago 4.3
Locality Lake Naivasha, Kenya
Rafael Merchante 29 May 2013 14 weeks ago 4.2
Locality Kalloni Saltworks, Kalloni, Lesbos Island, North Aegean Region, Greece
Paul Cools 6 May 2009 1 year ago 4.2
A bird wading in the mud.
Locality Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Piotr Jonczyk 16 January 2009 3 years ago 4.2