Scientific name: Vanellus albiceps


White-crowned Lapwing


White-crowned Lapwing Fact File

Distribution: Africa: Senegal to southern Sudan and Angola; Tanzania; Zambia to Mozambique; and South Africa

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Subspecies: None – Monotypic

Further Reading: The World’s Wattled Waders

Current conservation efforts





All photographs by Elis Simpson – Wader Quest