Scientific Name:

Vanellus crassirostris


Long-toed Lapwing


Long-toed Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Africa: central; eastern and south-eastern

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

V. c. crassirostris – Nigeria to southern Sudan south to eastern D.R. Congo and northern Tanzania

V. c. leucopterus – southern D.R. Congo to Malawi and south to Botswana and north-eastern South Africa

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest