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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

River Lapwing

The River Lapwing, Vanellus duvaucelii, is a lapwing species which breeds in Southeast Asia from northeastern India to Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam. It appears to be entirely sedentary. Formerly also called Spur-winged Lapwing, this name is better reserved for one of the "Spur-winged Plovers" of old,Vanellus spinosus of Africa, whose scientific name it literally translates. The Masked Lapwing of Australasia was at one time also called "Spur-winged Plover", xompleting the name confusion - particularly as none of these is a plover in the strict sense.

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