Alternative name: Spur-winged Plover
Disambiguation: this is the African and Middle Eastern species. For the species from Australia and New Zealand, see Masked Lapwing
- Vanellus spinosus
25–28 cm (9¾-11 in)
- Black crown, chest, throat and tail
- White face
- Light brown wings and back
- Black bill and legs
A variety of aquatic habitats; river-side marshes, flooded fields, damp grassland and mangroves
The diet includes insects and other invertebrates, which are picked from the ground.
The clutch consists of 2 blotchy yellowish eggs which are laid in a ground scrape.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- BF Member observations
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) Spur-winged Lapwing. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/Spur-winged_Lapwing