Scientific Name:

Vanellus melanopterus


Black-winged Lapwing


Black-winged Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Africa: east and south-eastern

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Two

V. m. melanopterus – Ethiopia and Eritrea to north-western Somalia

V. m. minor – Kenya, Tanzania, coastal South Africa

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Ian White

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