WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

212620 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:212620)
accepted
Species
marine
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 25-28 cm. Plumage: lower mantle, back,...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 25-28 cm. Plumage: lower mantle, back, scapulars and wing coverts plain brown; crown to just above eyes, nape, foreneck, breast, upper bully, tail and flight feathers black; cheeks, back and sides of neck, belly and crissum, rump and base of tail white; white band separates black flight feathers from brown of coverts. Immature with black feathers tipped brown and speckled white. Bare parts: iris various shades of dark red; bill black; feet and legs black. Habitat: occassionally seashores, inland waters. Resident Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea where it breeds. <389><391><393> [details]
Adriaens, P. (2011). Vanellus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=212620 on 2017-11-24

Date
action
by
1998-07-17 10:53:12Z
created
1998-08-22 05:35:27Z
changed
Depew, Lorna
2011-04-08 06:18:06Z
checked

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basis of record Urban, E.K., C.H. Fry & S. Keith (1986). The Birds of Africa, Volume II. Academic Press, London. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Length: 25-28 cm. Plumage: lower mantle, back, scapulars and wing coverts plain brown; crown to just above eyes, nape, foreneck, breast, upper bully, tail and flight feathers black; cheeks, back and sides of neck, belly and crissum, rump and base of tail white; white band separates black flight feathers from brown of coverts. Immature with black feathers tipped brown and speckled white. Bare parts: iris various shades of dark red; bill black; feet and legs black. Habitat: occassionally seashores, inland waters. Resident Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea where it breeds. <389><391><393> [details]
 

LanguageName 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsporenkievit  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspur-winged ploverUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorspur-winged lapwing  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVanneau à éperons  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSpornkiebitz  [details]