- Vanellus duvaucelii
29·5–31·5 cm (11½-12.5 in)
- Brown upperparts
- White rump
- Black tail
- Black crest, crown, face and central throat
- Greyish-white neck sides and nape
- Greyish-brown breast band
- White underparts
- Black belly patch
- Black carpal spur ( seen better in the bird on right in the image here )
- White under wings and upper wing secondaries
- Brown upper wing coverts
Generally found on or near rivers with shingle and sand banks, wet grassland and farmland; and larger water bodies, such as reservoirs.
The nest is a shallow ground scrape. The clutch consists of 2 eggs.
Their diet consists of worms, crustaceans and molluscs. They may also include frogs and tadpoles.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2022) River Lapwing. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 26 May 2022 from https://www.birdforum.net/opus/River_Lapwing