White-headed (-crowned) Lapwing
Vanellus albiceps
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These photos of white-headed lapwings were taken in Ruaha and Selous; the upper photo is courtesy of Stuart Webb. The flight photo (Selous, 11-17) is courtesy of Paul Oliver. Its preferred habitat is sandy banks along rivers or sandbars. The white breast is one of the features that separates it from the African wattled lapwing which has a brown breast. Click the photo above to see 15 enlargements including flight and a mating pair.
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All unattributed images on this website are:
copyright © 2001-19 Ron Eggert or David Peterson
All other images are the property of the indicated photographers:
Valéry Schollaert, Claude Melde, Per Holmen, Barry Gardiner, Martin Grimm
Stuart Webb, Friedemann Vetter, Paul Oliver

Last Update this page: 2-03-19