Plovers (Charadriidae)

White-headed Lapwing (Vanellus albiceps) - HBW 3, p. 413

French: Vanneau à tête blanche German: Weißscheitelkiebitz Spanish: Avefría Coroniblanca
Other common names: White-headed/White-crowned/Black-shouldered (Wattled) Plover/Lapwing

Taxonomy: Vanellus albiceps Gould, 1834, Niger River or Fernando Po.
Sometimes placed in genus Hoplopterus or in monospecific Xiphidiopterus. Monotypic.

Distribution: Senegambia and Sierra Leone E to S Sudan, and S through W & C Zaire to NW Angola; SE Tanzania; R Zambezi and S Mozambique.

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