Scientific Name:

Vanellus spinosus


Spur-winged Lapwing


Spur-winged Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: south-eastern Europe and the Middle east; Mauritania to Guinea and east to Somalia; Kenya and Tanzania; north to Egypt

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

Current conservation efforts





With thanks to the following photographers: Barry Madden