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The river lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes.

River lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae was introduced by the English zoologist and marine biologist William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836) in 1820. In the years up to 1850 alone 137 new species were named honoring him.

The family Charadriidae is divided into subfamily Vanellinae and Charadriinae. The subfamily Vanellinae has two genera classified under it and the subfamily Charadriinae has eight genera under it.

The subfamily Vanellinae are crested plovers noted for their slow, irregular wingbeat in flight making a distinct sound. The genus name Vanellus is in reference to the sound.

"The name "vanellus" is Latin for "little fan", vanellus being the diminutive of vannus ("winnowing fan")" The genus Vanellus has twenty four extant species classified under it. There are four species known only from fossil or subfossil remains.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus duvaucelii
Species:V. duvaucelii

Vanellus duvaucelii
1.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii 318
Image by Patty McGann

Vanellus duvaucelii
2.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Image by Francesco Veronesi

Vanellus duvaucelii
3.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Image by Davidvraju

Vanellus duvaucelii
4.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Image by shrikant rao

Vanellus duvaucelii
5.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Image by Davidvraju

Vanellus duvaucelii
6.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Image by J.M.Garg

Vanellus duvaucelii
7.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
by Ron Knight

Vanellus duvaucelii
8.River lapwing - Vanellus duvaucelii
Image by Atudu


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1.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pattymc/6913243492/ (cropped)
Author: Patty McGann | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 7/12/17
2.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/francesco_veronesi/15639787191/ (cropped)
Author: Francesco Veronesi | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 as on 7/12/17
3.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:River_Lapwing_David_Raju.jpg (cropped)
Author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
4.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9494793@N06/27409768143/ (cropped)
Author: shrikant rao | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/12/17
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Author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
7.Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9919745@N03/8076971864 (cropped)
Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 7/12/17
8.Image source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:River_lapwing_Chick_WLB_DSC_0_005.jpg (cropped)
Author: Atudu | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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