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


Zimbabwe - Aug, 1999 © Giuliano Gerra and Silvio Sommazzi  Location unknown - Date unknown Courtesy of Gary M. Stolz/USFWS  Zambia - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson  Zambia - Aug, 2002 © Tom Stephenson 
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W., 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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