Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

River Lapwing Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Vanellus duvaucelii
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Spur-winged Lapwing
Habitat : Rivers
Description : The River Lapwing is a brownish water bird with black long legs and a black cap (adult bird length approximately 31 cm, weight 165 g, wing 19.5 cm, bill 2.7 cm, tarsus 6.5 cm, tail 9 cm). It looks sandy-brown and black from above and white from below. It feeds on insects, worms, crustaceans, small frogs and tadpoles. It breeds in March-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Tshering Dema(www.xeno-canto.org/Tshering Dema), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.