Species Details

@MSH Sourav (TU Dresden, Germany);

Grey‑headed Lapwing Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Vanellus cinereus
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Grey-headed Lapwing is a sleek, brown wader with long yellow legs (adult bird length approximately 37 cm, weight 284 g, wing 24 cm, bill 3.7 cm, tarsus 7.7 cm, tail 10 cm). It looks brown from above and white from below except for a few details. Its head, neck, throat and upper-breast are grey. It feeds on insects, worms and molluscs. It breeds in May-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:Frank Lambert(www.xeno-canto.org/Frank Lambert), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.