White-tailed Lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) - HBW 3, p. 419
French: Vanneau à queue blanche
Spanish: Avefría Coliblanca
Other common names: White-tailed Plover
Taxonomy: Charadrius leucurus Lichtenstein, 1823, between the Kuwan and Ian Daria, Turkestan.
Often placed in genus Chettusia, in past sometimes in monospecific Vanellochettusia. Species name frequently misspelt leucura. Monotypic.
Distribution: C & SE Turkey and E Syria NE through Azerbaijan and Transcaspia to L Balkhash, and SE through Iraq and Iran to W Pakistan. Winters from Sudan through Iraq and Iran to C & E Pakistan and NW & NC India; also extreme SW Turkmenistan.
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VideosSee all 10 videos
Seaforth Local Nature Reserve, Liverpool. A bird which appeared at a number of UK localities as well as one in Holland Locality Southport, Lancashire, England, Great Britain
Ron Jackson 27 May 2010 3 years ago 1 min 14 sec 4.7
one bird preening Locality North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 29 May 2010 4 years ago 55 sec 4.1
Individuals running and foraging along the shore of a small lake adjacent to the Amu Bukhara Canal, near Korovulbazar. Locality Korovulbazar, Bukhara Province, Uzbekistan (Monotypic species)
Greg Baker 12 May 2008 3 years ago 49 sec 4
one bird looking for food Locality North Holland Province, Netherlands (Monotypic species)
Daniêl Jimenez 29 May 2010 4 years ago 9 sec 3.9
Typical feeding style in a wetland that has been drained by Corporate-Administration nexus. Locality Gurgaon District, Haryana, India
Alok Tewari 13 January 2015 5 weeks ago 42 sec 3.7
A bird walking on the grass Locality Pivot fields, Dubai Emirate, United Arab Emirates (Monotypic species)
Eric Roualet 28 February 2008 7 years ago 14 sec 3.6
PhotosSee all 23 photos
Seen near a wetland.
Locality Tal Chhapar Wildlife Sanctuary, Churu District, Rajasthan, India
vipulramanuj 17 November 2014 13 weeks ago 5
Locality United Arab Emirates (Monotypic species)
Rick and Elis Simpson 15 November 2012 1 year ago 4.6
One bird flying
Locality United Arab Emirates
Mustafa Sozen 1 year ago 4.6
Locality Yotvata, Arava Valley, Israel
Lior Kislev 14 March 2008 4 years ago 4.4
Hidding in the muddy banks
Locality Abu Nakhla Ponds, Doha, Qatar
John A Thompson 10 October 2010 5 years ago 4.4
An elegant winter visitor posing nicely, one winter morning at Bharatpur.
Locality Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan, India
Alok Tewari 15 December 2014 5 weeks ago 4