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The sociable lapwing (Vanellus gregarius) belongs to the family Charadriidae under order Charadriiformes.

Sociable lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae was first introduced by William Elford Leach, MD, FRS (2 February 1791 – 25 August 1836), an English zoologist and marine biologist, in the year 1820. The family Charadriidae comprises two subfamilies, Vanellinae (two genera) and Charadriinae (eight genera).

The subfamily Vanellinae was first described by Charles Lucien Jules Laurent Bonaparte, (24 May 1803 – 29 July 1857), a French biologist and ornithologist, in the year 1842. The subfamily Vanellinae comprises two genera, namely, Erythrogonys and Vanellus.

The genus Vanellus was first described by Mathurin Jacques Brisson (30 April 1723 – 23 June 1806), a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in the year 1760.

The species Vanellus gregarius (as Charadrius gregarius) was first described by Peter Simon Pallas (22 September 1741 – 8 September 1811), a German zoologist and botanist, in the year 1771.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus gregarius
Species:V. gregarius
Sociable lapwing - Vanellus gregarius
1.Sociable lapwing - Vanellus gregarius 333
Photo by Sanjeev Kumar Goyal


Vanellus gregarius
2.Sociable lapwing - Vanellus gregarius
Photo by Cks3976

Vanellus gregarius
3.Sociable lapwing - Vanellus gregarius
Photo by Dûrzan

Vanellus gregarius
4.Sociable lapwing - Vanellus gregarius
Photo by Malcolm Chapman

Vanellus gregarius
5.Sociable lapwing - Vanellus gregarius
by Didier Descouens


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1.Photo source: (Vanellus_gregarius).jpg (cropped)
Photo author: Sanjeev Kumar Goyal | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
2.Photo source: (cropped)
Photo author: Cks3976 | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
3.Photo source: (cropped)
Photo author: Dûrzan | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
4.Photo source: (cropped)
Photo author: Malcolm Chapman | License: CC BY-SA 2.0 UK
5.Photo source: (cropped)
Photo author: Didier Descouens | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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