Vanellus leucurus (MHK Lichtenstein, 1823)
Family: Charadriiformes > Charadriidae
A cousin of the Lapwing, this wader has striking yellow legs and occurs near water in central Asia and the Middle East, but is only an extremely rare visitor to Britain.
Added to the British List following a bird at Packington, Warwickshire in July 1975, with a handful of subsequent records.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
White-tailed Lapwing is a very rare vagrant; a recent long-staying individual accounts for many of these records.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about White-tailed Lapwing, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
|2-letter: VN | 5-letter code: WHTPL | Euring: 4920
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