Lapwing, White-tailed


Name: Lapwing, White-tailed

Scientific name: Vanellus leucurus

Type: Lapwings and Plovers

Color: Brown,White

Habitat: Coast,Ocean,Water

Size: 28cm

Conservation status:

Rare Passage Migrant


Typical lapwing size, told by plain head (accentuating dark eye), long yellow legs (which protrude in flight) and, in flight, all-white tail; juvenile paler on neck and breast, dark-mottled on upperparts with dark cap and faint brown tip to tail. Slender and graceful on ground, often with neck held erect. When feeding, tips down so steeply that it almost stands on its head!