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Spur-winged Lapwing

(Vanellus spinosus)
Alternate name(s): "Spur-winged Plover"

Size: 25-28 cm; wing span: ca. 75 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Spur-winged Lapwing at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat

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Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Spur-winged Lapwing (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

Pair of Spur-winged Lapwings (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[November 2017]

More photos of Spur-winged Lapwings were taken by us in Europe.

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