Scientific name: Vanellus coronatus


Crowned Lapwing


Crowned Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Africa: eastern and southern

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: Three

V. c. demissus – northern Somalia

V. c. coronatus – Ethiopia and eastern Africa to Zambia and South Africa

V. c. xerophilus – south-western Angola to western South Africa and western Zimbabwe

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Allan Archer