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Plovers, Lapwings, Killdeer, Queltehue, and Dotterels

Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae (2 out of 10 genera, 6 out of 66 species)

Species on page

+ Crowned lapwing or crowned plover (Vanellus coronatus)
+ Blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)
+ Queltehue or Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
+ Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)
+ Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
+ Chestnut-banded plover (Charadrius pallidus)

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Genus: Vanellus
Crowned Lapwing or Crowned Plover (Vanellus coronatus)

Tanzania

Plover royalty

plover

Crowned Lapwing or Crowned Plover (Vanellus coronatus)
Serengeti
July, 2012

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Blacksmith Plover (Vanellus armatus)

Reflection

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Blacksmith plover (Vanellus armatus)
Serengeti
July, 2012

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Keeping up with the Smiths

Blacksmith lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Okaukuejo, Etosha, Namibia
January 12, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Blacksmith plover
Namibia
August 17, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Blacksmith plovers
Namibia
August 15, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Blacksmith lapwing (Vanellus armatus)
Etosha
Namibia
August 16, 2018
Canon 7Dmark2
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Queltehue or Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)

On the lawn of La Moneda

plover

Queltehue or Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Chile
2006
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Chile

One-footed

Queltehue
Queltehue
Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)

The Club
Santiago
December 6, 2012
Canon Rebel 50D

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The Quelte Way

chile
Queltehue or Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
April 17, 2010
Canon 50D,

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Queltehue

total solar eclipse
Queltehue or Southern lapwing (Vanellus chilensis)
Mural
Andacollito, Chile
July 2, 2019
Canon 7Dmark2

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Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)

Hero or villain?

cairns
Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Cairns
March 16, 2012

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The bird behind the mask

lapwing
Masked lapwing (Vanellus miles)
Hobart, Tasmania
August 28, 2015
Canon 7DMark2
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Genus: Charadrius

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Killdeer

killdeer

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Stanford
May 15, 2016

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Kilfaun

killdeer

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Stanford
May 15, 2016

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Deadly avian

killdeer

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Año Nuevo 2013
March 17, 2013

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Cervine predator

killdeer
Jasper Ridge
March 14, 2009
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Killdeer

felt lake

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
Photographing Nature class
Felt Lake
October 21, 2017
Canon 7Dmark 2
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Chestnut-banded plover (Charadrius pallidus)

Lone plover

Chestnut-banded plover (Charadrius pallidus)
Family: Charadriidae
Etosha - near pan
Namibia
January 11, 2016
Canon 7Dmark2
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Birds

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Other Charadriiformes

+ Recurvirostridae: Stilts
+ Recurvirostridae: Avocets
+ Charadriidae: Plovers, lapwings, and dotterels
+ Haematopodidae: Oystercatchers
+ Laridae: Gulls

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Last modified: July 11, 2019
Moved: January 26, 2016 (from plovers.html)
Created: September 24, 2012
Contact: siegelr@stanford.edu
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