Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: Black-headed Lapwing

Black-headed Lapwing Vanellus tectus

Described by: Boddaert (1783)
Alternate common name(s): Blackhead Lapwing, Blackhead Plover, Black-headed Plover, Crested Wattled Plover
Old scientific name(s): Saroiophorus tectus, Hoplopterus tectus, Lobivanellus tectus


Kenya - Jan, 2000 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  The Gambia - Dec, 2002 © Ben van den Broek  Fajara Golfcourse, The Gambia - Feb 7, 2004 © Ben van den Broek 
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Sahel Zone of Africa;
(1) Mauritania, Mali, Senegambia, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, n. Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, s. Niger, n. Nigeria, ne. Cameroon, Central African Republic, s. Chad, Sudan and Ethiopia.
(2) S. Somalia, ne. Uganda, e. Kenya and Tanzania.


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


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