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Birdwatching in Africa - Spot-breasted Lapwing, Vanellus melanocephalus


The Spot-breasted Lapwing (Vanellus melanocephalus) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It is endemic to the Ethiopian highlands.

Range map from www.oiseaux.net

Range map
Range map from www.oiseaux.net - Ornithological Portal Oiseaux.net
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Length: 34 cm
Wingspan:
Weight:
Longevity:
Distinctive Feature

Similar Species

• In flight separated from Spur-winged Plover, African Wattled Lapwing and Black-winged Lapwing by narrower black tail band.

From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.
Female / Male



From opus at www.birdforum.net the forum for wild birds and birding.


Listen to the Spot-breasted Lapwing

Remarks from the Recordist

Calls a flock of ten or so birds flushing off a recently tilled agricultural field near the wetlands.


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Conservation status
Conservation status
Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.



From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sighted: (Date of first photo that I could use) 5 November 2019
Location: Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia


Spot-breasted Lapwing, Vanellus melanocephalus
Spot-breasted Lapwing - 5 November 2019 - Sanetti Plateau, Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia



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