Spur-winged lapwing: spur-winged plover

The spur-winged lapwing has a small claw (spur) on the inside of each wing. It nests in solitary pairs or loose colonies. Outside of the breeding season flocks of up to 15 (occasionally up to 200) individuals may occur. This specimen was collected by Sir John Walrond.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
Natural History
Collection Class
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collector Excavator
Walrond, Sir John
Common Name
spur-winged lapwing: spur-winged plover
Simple Name

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CHARADRIIDAE: Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus): spur-winged lapwing