Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: White-tailed Lapwing

White-tailed Lapwing Vanellus leucurus

Described by: Lichtenstein (1823)
Alternate common name(s): White-tailed Plover
Old scientific name(s): Chettusia leucura


Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India - 2004 © Kees Bakker  United Arab Emirates - Jan, 1997 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi 
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E. Europe, Middle East and ex. w. Asia.
Fragmented distribution;
Breeds in w. and c. Asia from cs. Turkey, Syria, Iraq, s. Russia, s. Kazakhstan, Transcaspia, Turkestan and probably w. Afghanistan.
Winters from ne. Africa to nw. India.


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


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