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 38 videos
A bird at the waters edge, alert Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 30 November 2005 8 years ago 32 sec 4.7
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 2 years ago 47 sec 4.5
along the water Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 23 December 2011 3 years ago 19 sec 4.4
Two birds feeding on bare ground. Locality Lake Ziway, Oromia Region, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Keith Blomerley 27 October 2013 1 year ago 24 sec 4.4
A bird with Senegal Thicknees, finally chasing them. Locality Jemmu Valley, Ethiopia (Monotypic species)
Josep del Hoyo 25 November 2005 9 years ago 27 sec 4.3
A bird calling. Locality Kotu Creek, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia (Monotypic species)
Yoel Jimenez 29 October 2014 21 weeks ago 40 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 74 photos
A bird on the beach, near Tara plage Hotel, Kribi
Locality Kribi, South Province, Cameroon
Bernard Guevorts 8 February 2014 1 year ago 4.8
Standing bird viewed from the side.
Locality Uganda (Monotypic species)
Pete Morris 13 August 2006 1 year ago 4.6
Male displaying on sandroad in Jakhaly ricefields.
Locality Jakhaly, Central River Division, The Gambia
Mattias Hofstede 15 December 2013 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Khartoum, Khartoum State, Sudan
Mohamed Ismael 8 March 2014 1 year ago 4.5
Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus)
Locality Kotu Sewage Ponds, Kotu, Banjul, The Gambia
Kilian Wasmer 1 November 2011 1 year ago 4.5
Locality Larnaca District, Cyprus (Monotypic species)
Fran Trabalon 22 April 2011 3 years ago 4.3