Plovers (Charadriidae)

Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) - HBW 3, p. 412

French: Vanneau à éperons German: Spornkiebitz 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.