Tag: all of Vanellus

ANTI-PREDATORY BEHAVIOR OF LAPWINGS: FIELD EVIDENCE OF DISCRIMINATIVE ABILITIES

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 13 abstract The responses of three species of lapwings (Charadriidae: Vanellus spp.) to various potential predators and physically similar non-predators were recorded in the field in Kenya and Venezuela to determine how responses varied with stimulus and context of encounter JEFFREY R. WALTERS, Wilson Bull., 102(l), 1990, pp. 49-70 […]

Components of fitness in Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa during the breeding season: Do female body mass and egg size matter?

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 5 abstract Body mass of incubating females, their egg sizes, hatching success, hatchling masses and brood survival were recorded for individually colour-marked Lapwings Vanellus vanellus and Black-tailed Godwits Limosa limosa breeding on meadows in Kiskunsag National Park, 50 km south of Budapest, Hungary. We found no relationships between egg […]

Nest defence by Lapwings : observations on natural behaviour and an experiment.

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 2 abstract Lapwings Vanellus vanellus are ground-nesting waders and they protect their nests by aggressively attacking predators near their nests . We investigated the response of parents to natural predators and a dummy Hooded Crow Corvus [corone] cornix during the incubation period. First, we investigated whether the presumed value […]

Mating pattern and mate choice in the Lapwing Vanellus vanellus

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus) Science Article 12 abstract We investigated the mating behaviour of Lapwings in a Hungarian grassland between 1992and 1994. 80% of males were monogamous and 20% were polygynous (n=59 males).Polygynous males acquired two females (primary, secondary) that laid one clutch each on themales’ territory. A. Liker and T. Szekely, Ornis Hungarica 8-9: […]

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus vanellus | [UK] Northern Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau huppe | [DE] Kiebitz | [ES] Avefria Europea | [NL] Kievit Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Metallic glossy green upperparts, blackish crest and bronze scapulars, very broad wings, especially in breeding males. Female has lees distinctive head pattern and […]

Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus indicus | [UK] Red-wattled Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau indien | [DE] Rotlappen-Kiebitz | [ES] Avefria India | [NL] Indische Kievit Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Vanellus indicus OR widespread, also Middle East Vanellus indicus aigneri se Turkey to Pakistan Vanellus […]

Sociable Lapwing (Vanellus gregarius)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus gregarius | [UK] Sociable Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau sociable | [DE] Steppenkiebitz | [ES] | [NL] Steppenkievit Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics Large, strikingly patterned plover. Adult greyish with black and chestnut belly. White supercilium and black crown and eye-stripe. Winter adult brownish but retains supercilium and […]

Spur-winged Lapwing (Hoplopterus spinosus)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Hoplopterus spinosus | [UK] Spur-winged Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau a eperons | [DE] Spornkiebitz | [ES] Avefria espolonoda | [NL] Sporenkievit Subspecies Monotypic species Physical charateristics These are conspicuous and unmistakable birds. They are medium-large waders with black crown, chest, foreneck stripe and tail. The face, the rest […]

Southern Lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)

[order] CHARADRIIFORMES | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus chilensis | [UK] Southern Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau tero | [DE] Bronzekiebitz | [ES] Avefria Tero | [NL] Chileense Kievit Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Vanellus chilensis SA widespread Vanellus chilensis cayennensis n South America Vanellus chilensis chilensis c Chile […]

Pied Lapwing (Vanellus cayanus)

[order] Charadriiformes | [family] Charadriidae | [latin] Vanellus cayanus | [UK] Pied Lapwing | [FR] Vanneau de Cayenne | [DE] Cayennekiebitz | [ES] Avefria de Cayena | [IT] Pavoncella della Cayenna | [NL] Cayenne-kievit Subspecies Genus Species subspecies Breeding Range Breeding Range 2 Non Breeding Range Physical charateristics A handsome, small lapwing with striking features […]