Spur-winged lapwing

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The Spur-winged lapwing – Vanellus spinosus, (Not to be confused with the Spur-winged plover which will lead you to an Australasian species), is a medium large species of Type – Wader of the family Charadriidae and the Order Charadriiformes. It is a summer breeder up the eastern seaboard of the Red Sea from Yemen to Palestine. Its main summer breeding area is W and Central Turkey with smaller areas in Cyprus, N Syria and Central Iraq. It is mainly resident across sub-Saharan Africa which includes the southern parts of the AWB Region countries from the Atlantic to the Indian Oceans, and also the full length of the Nile Valley.

Type - wader - 
Habitat - typically wetlands,  also cultivated areas, even urban areas, 

Order:  Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus:  Vanellus

Species...Vanellus spinosis
Spur-winged lapwing - Species - ebird.org
Spur-winged lapwing - Species sheet - wikipedia.org
Spur-winged lapwing - Database - avibase
Spur-winged lapwing - Birds - birdlifecyprus.org
Spur-winged lapwing - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org

Additional Material...
Spur-winged lapwing - Images - google.com
Spur-winged lapwing - Video - youtube.com
Spur-winged lapwing - Datazone - birdlife.org

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