Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Crowned Lapwing

Crowned Lapwing Vanellus coronatus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Crowned Plover
Old scientific name(s): Stephanibyx coronatus, Hoplopterus coronatus


Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Kruger National Park, South Africa - 2003 © Kees Bakker  Nairobi National Park, Kenya - Mar 3, 2010 © Hans&Judy Beste  Masai Mara, Kenya - 1989 © Hans&Judy Beste  Zimbabwe - Aug, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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E. and s. Africa;
(1) Somalia.
(2) Ethiopia to se. Sudan, Uganda, Zaire, c. Angola, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa (Cape Province).
(3) Namibia and South Africa (n. Cape Province and w. Transvaal).


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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.


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