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Lapwings, Vanellinae

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Family: Charadriidae

Vanellinae are any of various crested plovers, family Charadriidae, noted for its slow, irregular wingbeat in flight
and a shrill, wailing cry. Its length is 10-16 inches. They are a subfamily of medium-sized wading birds which also
includes the plovers and dotterels. The Vanellinae are collectively called lapwings but also contain the ancient
Red-kneed Dotterel. A lapwing can be thought of as a larger plover.

The traditional terms "plover", "lapwing" and "dotterel" were coined long before modern understandings of the
relationships between different groups of birds emerged: in consequence, several of the Vanellinae are still often called
"plovers", and the reverse also applies, albeit more rarely, to some Charadriinae (the "true" plovers and dotterels).

In Europe, "lapwing" often refers specifically to the Northern Lapwing, the only member of this group to occur
in most of the continent.


Genus Vanellus

Northern Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus
White-headed Plover, Vanellus albiceps
Southern Lapwing, Vanellus chilensis
Grey-headed Lapwing, Vanellus cinereus
Crowned Lapwing, Vanellus coronatus
Long-toed Lapwing, Vanellus crassirostris
River Lapwing or Spur-winged Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii
Red-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus
Masked Lapwing, Vanellus miles
Spur-winged Lapwing or Spur-winged Plover, Vanellus spinosus
Banded Lapwing, Vanellus tricolor
Blacksmith Lapwing, Vanellus armatus
Black-headed Lapwing, Vanellus tectus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing, Vanellus malabaricus
Senegal Lapwing, Vanellus lugubris
Black-winged Lapwing, Vanellus melanopterus
African Wattled Lapwing, Vanellus senegallus
Spot-breasted Lapwing, Vanellus melanocephalus
Brown-chested Lapwing, Vanellus superciliosus
Javanese Wattled Lapwing, Vanellus macropterus
Sociable Lapwing, Vanellus gregarius
White-tailed Lapwing, Vanellus leucurus
Pied Lapwing, Vanellus cayanus
Andean Lapwing, Vanellus resplendens

Genus Erythrogonys
Red-kneed Dotterel, Erythrogonys cinctus

Engelsk Norsk Latinsk
White-headed Lapwing Hvitkronevipe Vanellus albiceps
Blacksmith Lapwing Smedvipe Vanellus armatus
Pied Lapwing Lovipe Vanellus cayanus
Southern Lapwing Bronsevipe Vanellus chilensis
Gray-headed Lapwing Gråhodevipe Vanellus cinereus
Crowned Lapwing Kronvipe Vanellus coronatus
Long-toed Lapwing Langtåvipe Vanellus crassirostris
River Lapwing Elvevipe Vanellus duvaucelii
Sociable Lapwing Steppevipe Vanellus gregarius
Red-wattled Lapwing Brillevipe Vanellus indicus
White-tailed Lapwing Sumpvipe Vanellus leucurus
Senegal Lapwing Sørgevipe Vanellus lugubris
Sunda Lapwing Javavipe Vanellus macropterus
Yellow-wattled Lapwing Hinduvipe Vanellus malabaricus
Spot-breasted Lapwing Flekkvipe Vanellus melanocephalus
Black-winged Lapwing Fjellsørgevipe Vanellus melanopterus
Masked Lapwing Maskevipe Vanellus miles
Andean Lapwing Andesvipe Vanellus resplendens
Wattled Lapwing Stripehodevipe Vanellus senegallus
Spur-winged Lapwing Sporevipe Vanellus spinosus
Brown-chested Lapwing Brunbrystvipe Vanellus superciliosus
Black-headed Lapwing Svarttoppvipe Vanellus tectus
Banded Lapwing Beltevipe Vanellus tricolor
Northern Lapwing Vipe Vanellus vanellus

List of norwegian names: Source: Norsk Ornitologisk Forening


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