Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Spur-winged Plover
Spur-winged Plover Vanellus spinosus
Described by: Linnaeus (1758)
Alternate common name(s): Spur-winged Lapwing
Old scientific name(s): Hoplopterus spinosus
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RangeE. Mediterranean region. N. tropical Africa;
Fragmented n. population;
Summer visitor to Greece, Turkey and the Middle East.
Resident in Senegambia, s. Mauritania, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Vissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, Nigeria, ne. Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Sudan, ne. Egypt s. in the Nile River Valley, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and s. Arabia, ne. and ce. Zaire, Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, n. and e. Tanzania.
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Location unknown - Date unknown Source: ETI BioInformatics
Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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