Mangoverde :: World Bird Guide :: Plovers and Lapwings :: White-headed Lapwing
White-headed Lapwing Vanellus albiceps
Described by: Gould (1834)
Alternate common name(s): White-crowned Lapwing, White-headed Plover, Black-shouldered Lapwing, White-crowned Wattled Plover
Old scientific name(s): Xiphidiopterus albiceps, Hoplopterus albiceps
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RangeW., c. and e. Africa;
Fragmented distirbution in the e. part of its range;
Senegambia, s. Mauritania, s. Mali, Burkina Faso, se. Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Central African Republic, s. Chad, sw. Sudan, Zaire s. to nw. Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, ne. Namibia, n. Botswana, Zimbabwe, c. and s. Mozambique and ne. South Africa (e. Transvaal). Uganda.
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Clements, James F. Birds of the World: A Checklist. Vista, CA: Ibis Publishing Company, 2000.
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