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Vanellus duvaucelii (Lesson, 1826) – River Lapwing

Taxonomic Notes:

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


Nesting/juveniles:
Indian and global distribution:
records (based on images):
Identification:
Sexual, seasonal & individual variation:
Status, Habitat and Habits:

This species is uncommon. It inhabits inland wetlands and slow-moving freshwater bodies of India (mostly north region), Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam (BirdLife International 2016).

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, with the current population estimate of 10,000-19,999 individuals. The threats to its persistence come from habitat disturbance due to agriculture and commercial developments, hunting, and egg poaching (BirdLife International 2016).

References:
BirdLife International 2016. Vanellus duvaucelii . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T22693992A93432617. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22693992A93432617.en. Accessed on 14 February 2020.


Aves > Charadriiformes > Charadriidae > Vanellus


Cite this page along with its URL as:
Bhavanarayeni, R., and A. Bayani. 2020. Vanellus duvaucelii (Lesson, 1826) – River Lapwing. Satose, V., A. Bayani, V. Ramachandran, P. Roy, and K. Kunte (Chief Editors). Birds of India, v. 2.17. Indian Foundation for Butterflies.
http://www.birdsofindia.org/sp/962/Vanellus-duvaucelii
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