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The grey-headed lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes.

Grey-headed lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae was first described by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in a guide to the contents of the British Museum published in 1820.

The family Charadriidae is divided into two subfamilies, Vanellinae and Charadriinae. The subfamily Charadriinae contains eight genera comprising 66 species. The subfamily Vanellinae contains two genera, viz., Erythrogonys and Vanellus.

The genus Erythrogonys is a monotypic genus containing the red-kneed dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus), a species of plover. The genus Vanellus contains 24 species.

"The name "vanellus" is Latin for "little fan", vanellus being the diminutive of vannus ("winnowing fan")." The name is in reference to the sound Vanellus Spp. wings make in flight. The species Vanellus cinereus was first described by Edward Blyth in 1842.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus cinereus
Species:V. cinereus
Genus:Vanellus
Subfamily:-
Family:Charadriidae
Order:Charadriiformes
Class:Aves
Phylum:Chordata
Kingdom:Animalia
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Vanellus cinereus
1.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
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Vanellus cinereus
2.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
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Vanellus cinereus
3.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
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Vanellus cinereus
4.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
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Vanellus cinereus
5.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
Photo by Alpsdake

Vanellus cinereus
6.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
Photo by Alpsdake

Vanellus cinereus
7.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
Photo by Dibyendu Ash

Vanellus cinereus
8.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
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9.Grey-headed lapwing - Vanellus cinereus
Photo by Alpsdake

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1.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_eating.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
2.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_03.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_front.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
5.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_in_field.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
6.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_shrunk_neck.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
7.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Grey-headed_Lapwing_Godkhali_West_Bengal_17.12.2014.jpg (cropped)
Author: Dibyendu Ash | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
8.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_juvenile_03.JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_cinereus_(crying_with_juvenile).JPG (cropped)
Author: Alpsdake | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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