Vanellus duvaucelii (Lesson, 1826) - River 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 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).
 
StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh2115
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh1
Uttarakhand
West Bengal11
Total121125
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.
 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Vanellus duvaucelii (Lesson, 1826) – River 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-duvaucelii, accessed 2024/07/15.