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The white-tailed lapwing (Vanellus leucurus) belongs to the family Charadriidae under the order Charadriiformes.

White-tailed lapwing taxonomy

The family Charadriidae was introduced 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. It comprises two subfamilies, viz., Vanellinae and Charadriinae.

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, a French zoologist and natural philosopher, in the year 1760. The genus Vanellus comprises 24 species.

The species Vanellus leucurus was first introduced (as Charadrius leucurus) by Martin Hinrich Carl Lichtenstein, a German botanist and zoologist, in the year 1823.
Taxonomic classification
Binomial name:Vanellus leucurus
Species:V. leucurus
Vanellus leucurus
1.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus 339
Photo by Kishore Bhargava


Vanellus leucurus
2.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by Davidvraju

Vanellus leucurus
3.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by Ron Knight

Vanellus leucurus
4.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by Noorhussainpk

Vanellus leucurus
5.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by J.M.Garg

Vanellus leucurus
6.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by J.M.Garg

Vanellus leucurus
7.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by J.M.Garg

Vanellus leucurus
8.White-tailed lapwing - Vanellus leucurus
Photo by Baldhur

Vanellus leucurus
9.Vanellus leucurus Photo by Jimfbleak


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1.Photo source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kbhargava/8648375984/ (cropped)
Author: Kishore Bhargava | License: CC BY-NC 2.0 as on 11/4/17
2.Photo source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Davidraju_IMG_3594_(cropped).jpg (cropped)
Author: Davidvraju | License: CC BY-SA 4.0
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Author: Ron Knight | License: CC BY 2.0 as on 11/4/17
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Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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Author: J.M.Garg | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
8.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Weissschwanzkiebitz.jpg (cropped)
Author: Baldhur | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
9.Photo source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vanellus_leucurus_Dubai.jpg (cropped)
Author: Jimfbleak | License: CC BY-SA 3.0
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