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Black-winged Lapwing

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Also known as Follow link Alternate name
Vanellus melanopterus Scientific name
Charadriiformes Order
Charadriidae Family
27 cm Length
Marine intertidal mud & salt flats, Grassland, farmland & urban areas. Between 0 - 2000 m. Range follow link Habitat
1 - 4 Eggs, laid in a scrape.  Incubation by both parents Clutch
Arthropods, worms, beetles, larvae & crustaceans. Food  
3153 -TSN: 176494  - Sub-species World Number
Least Concern Status

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Black-winged Lapwing Alan Collett Baboons Rest, Wilderness, Southern Cape South Africa XC77370 flight call

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AKA:- Afrikaans: Grootswartvlerkkiewiet
Czech: Cejka cernokrídlá, čejka černokřídlá
Danish: Lys Sørgevibe
German: Schwarzflügelkiebitz
English: Black winged Lapwing, Black-winged Lapwing, Blackwinged Plover, Black-winged Plover, Greater Black-winged Lapwing, Greater Black-winged Plover
Spanish: Avefría Lugubroide
Estonian: karjakiivitaja
Finnish: Laidunhyyppä
French: Vanneau à ailes noires
Italian: Pavoncella alinere
Japanese: hagurogeri
Japanese: ハグロゲリ
Latin: Hoplopterus melanopterus, Stephanibyx melanopterus, Vanellus melanopterus
Dutch: Zwartvleugelkievit
Norwegian: Fjellsørgevipe
Polish: czajka czarnoskrzydla, czajka czarnoskrzydła
Portuguese: Abibe-d'asa-negra
Russian: Чернокрылая пигалица
Slovak: cíbik ciernokrídly, cíbik čiernokrídly
Swedish: Svartvingad vipa
Swahili: Kiluwiluwi Bawa-jeusi
Xhosa: Igxiya
Chinese: 黑翅麦鸡
Zulu: iHoye






Somalia Rare/Accidental

South Africa:- Eastern Cape, Free State,  Rare/Accidental Gauteng, Kwazulu-Natal, Mpumalanga  Northwest Province Rare/Accidental Western Cape,




Vanellus melanopterus
Vanellus melanopterus melanopterus
Vanellus melanopterus minor



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