Vanellus vanellus (Linnaeus, 1758) - Northern Lapwing

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

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This species is uncommon. It inhabits wet grasslands and marshes. It is migratory, breeding in Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey, and Mongolia during April-July solitarily and wintering in Estonia, Finland, Germany, Algeria, Egypt, India, China, Japan and Republic of Korea in large groups (BirdLife International 2017).


Conservation Status:  

 

 

This species is listed as Near Threatened in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/)

 

 

 

 

According to the IUCN Red List assessment, the population of this species is declining and its current population estimate is unknown. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and pollution (BirdLife International 2017).
 

 

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam3
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh1
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga11
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total411
BirdLife International 2017. Vanellus vanellus (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T22693949A111044786.

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Vanellus vanellus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Northern Lapwing. In Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 2.17. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.birdsofindia.org/vanellus-vanellus, accessed 2024/06/25.