The white-tailed lapwing or white-tailed plover (Vanellus leucurus) is a wader in the lapwing genus. The genus name Vanellus is Medieval Latin for a lapwing and derives from vannus a winnowing fan. The specific leucurus is from Ancient Greek leukouros, "white-tailed".

This medium-sized lapwing is long-legged and fairly long-billed. It is the only lapwing likely to be seen in other than very shallow water, where it picks insects and other small prey mainly from the surface.

Adults are slim erect birds with a brown back and foreneck, paler face and grey breast. Its long yellow legs, pure white tail and distinctive brown, white and black wings make this species unmistakable. Young birds have a scaly back, and may show some brown in the tail.

The breeding season call is a peewit, similar to northern lapwing.

It breeds semi-colonially on inland marshes in Iraq, Iran and southern Russia. Four eggs are laid in a ground nest. The Iraqi and Iranian breeders are mainly residents, but Russian birds migrate south in winter to the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East and north east Africa. It is a very rare vagrant in western Europe, the first example in Britain being found at Packington, Warwickshire on 12 July 1975.

The white-tailed lapwing is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.
White-tailed Lapwing
Date Location Count
2020-11-02 15:06Be'et Shean Valley--general area עמק בית שאן אזור כללי1
2020-11-27 06:27Sulaibiya Pivot Fields - Southern Section (Restricted Access)7
2020-11-20 09:00Morreh Wetlands10
2020-11-06 09:41Al Maha Forest--southern desert lakes5
2020-11-22 06:30Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Pivots (no access)6
2020-11-06 06:44Al Warsan Lakes2
2020-11-06 06:45Ajman Water Treatment Plant1
2020-11-23 15:30Zakher Lake1
2020-11-14 07:00Ain al-Fayda2
2020-11-23 07:28Sachana Beach1
2020-11-29 08:36Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary5
2020-11-28 15:36Kumbharwada wetland1
2020-11-25 07:22Limbasi-Vastana Rd1
2020-11-14 14:09Narda Wetland8
2020-11-22 14:42Pariej Lake2
2020-11-01 07:45Dabli Khurd1
2020-11-15 08:00Ottu Lake, Sirsa, IN/HR1
2020-11-22 09:02Mattewara Forest2
2020-11-21 06:35Lake Chandlai, Jaipur1
2020-11-19 10:35Barkhera5
2020-11-12 14:35MoteMajra Lake2
2020-11-12 15:00Dighal5
2020-11-29 10:00Madothi jahjjar HR/IN2
2020-11-08 09:00Budhera WTP, Gurgaon8
2020-11-22 08:00Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon
2020-11-22 07:55Basai Wetland10
2020-11-30 08:01Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2020-11-22 08:15Kalindi Kinj Park1
2020-11-21 07:30Surajpur Police line1
2020-11-27 14:35Surajpur Wetlands1
2020-11-29 07:37Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP4
2020-11-26 13:46Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori2
2020-11-28 12:45Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East4
2020-11-29 13:37Dhanauri Wetlands6
2020-11-19 15:00Haiderpur Wetlands and Ganga Barrage2
2020-11-28 12:14Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)3
2020-11-08 07:22Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland1
2020-11-29 07:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah7
2020-11-25 07:53Sarus Crane Wetlands Saifai near Kirthua6