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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Charadriidae — lapwings.


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  • Spot-breasted plover, Vanellus melanocephalus (formerly, Tylibyx melanocephalus and Hoplopterus melanocephalus; protonym, Lobivanellus melanocephalus), also known as the spot-breasted lapwing, photographed at Bale Mountains (also known as the Urgoma Mountains), Ethiopia (Africa).

    Mystery bird: Spot-breasted plover, Vanellus melanocephalus

  • Response: This is a spot-breasted plover, Vanellus melanocephalus.

    Mystery bird: Spot-breasted plover, Vanellus melanocephalus

  • This coincides with the recent northern expansion of other wet-grassland waders, such as the common snipe (Gallinago gallinago) in the Bolshemelzkaya tundra [14], the black-tailed godwit (Limosa limosa), and the northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) in northern Russia concomitant with a northward expansion of agriculture including sown meadows [15].

    Recent and projected changes in arctic species distributions and potential ranges

  • The Gudo plains, west of Addis Ababa, is a particularly important conservation area for the spot-breasted lapwing (Vanellus melanocephalus), which is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands.

    Biological diversity in the Eastern Afromontane

  • Other rare birds found in these wetlands include the long-toed flufftail (Sarothrura lugens) and the white-headed plover (Vanellus albiceps).

    Zambezian flooded grasslands

  • A quarter of the world population of the sociable plover (Vanellus gregarious, CR) stops over in the plateaus of Eastern Anatolia in autumn.

    Biological diversity in the Irano-Anatolian

  • A few great thick-knees (Esacus recurvirostris) are also present, as are river lapwings (Vanellus duvaucelii) and plain martins (Riparia paludicola).

    Northern Khorat Plateau moist deciduous forests

  • The Javanese lapwing (Vanellus macropterus, CR), which once inhabited river deltas and marshes in the west and east, has not been recorded since 1940 and is considered Possibly Extinct.

    Biological diversity in Sundaland

  • The area supports significant concentrations of the globally near-threatened grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) and significant wintering and breeding populations of waterbirds including egrets (Egretta spp.).

    Chao Phraya freshwater swamp forests

  • These two EBAs contain a total of thirty-seven restricted-range birds, including the extinct Javanese lapwing (Vanellus macropterus).

    Western Java rain forests


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