Alternative name: White-tailed Plover Chettusia leucara
- Vanellus leucurus
26–29 cm (10¼-11½ in)
- Pale greyish-brown head and body
- Indistinct supercilium
- Very long yellow legs
Flight: All white tail and black and white wing pattern
Juvenile: Scaly upperparts
Scarce migrant to western and northern Europe.
Inland marshes, well vegetated ponds, rivers and canals. Rarely on mudflats.
Shy and skulking
The clutch consists of 4 eggs which is laid in a ground nest.
The diet includes insects.
- 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/
- Collins Bird Guide ISBN 0 00 219728
- BirdForum Opus contributors. (2021) White-tailed Lapwing. In: BirdForum, the forum for wild birds and birding. Retrieved 27 January 2021 from https://www.birdforum.net/wiki/White-tailed_Lapwing