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
2020-01-26 16:04Hula Valley Nature Reserve שמורת החולה1
2020-01-21 08:50Al Sadd Lake1
2020-02-12 16:01Al Jahra Pools Natural Reserve (Restricted access)5
2020-02-02 15:19Hoor Al-azim--Lagoon 4
2020-02-13 09:51Sulaibiya Pivot Fields - Southern Section (Restricted Access)11
2020-02-13 07:11Sulaybiya Pivot Fields - Northern Section (Restricted Access)2
2020-02-14 08:10Ashqabad Reservoir--General Area عشق آباد مخزن اب7
2020-02-14 06:51Al Marmoom DCR--Al Qudra Pivots (no access)
2020-02-15 07:09Al Marmoom DCR--Bustard Lake (no access)4
2020-02-01 10:30Al Warsan Lakes
2020-02-06 17:15Sharjah Industrial Area marsh9
2020-02-01 06:40Ain al-Fayda1
2020-01-29 11:45Mokarsagar Wetland Complex1
2020-01-26 07:30Little Rann of Kachchh--Nava Talav1
2020-01-29 08:25Vadala Dam1
2020-02-18 07:45Nalsarovar Bird Sanctuary1
2020-02-16 13:07Thol Bird Sanctuary5
2020-02-07 10:44Menar Lake1
2020-02-07 10:53Harike Bird Sanctuary--Tarn Taran1
2020-02-14 08:02Pong Dam--Nagrota Surian1
2020-01-30 07:00Soorwal Lake26
2020-02-09 09:32Aerocity to Banur-Landran Road2
2020-02-18 08:00Dighal1
2020-02-15 08:41Madothi jahjjar HR/IN1
2020-02-17 09:51Sultanpur National Park1
2020-02-04 14:43Sultanpur Flats1
2020-01-29 14:30Sultanpur National park and Flats2
2020-02-12 15:01BUDHERA WTP (GURGAON)2
2020-02-11 11:23Najafgarh Jheel Area2
2020-02-09 10:57Dharampur (Najafgarh) Gurgaon7
2020-02-15 07:35Basai Wetland4
2020-02-11 13:46Okhla Bird Sanctuary1
2020-02-19 10:30Surajpur Wetlands2
2020-02-16 06:39Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary2
2020-02-16 06:55Keoladeo Ghana NP, Bharatpur3
2020-02-11 14:44Bharatpur--Keoladeo Ghana NP--Sapan Mori3
2020-02-15 12:39Dhanauri Wetlands -- Dhanauri Kalan East2
2020-02-15 10:30Dhanauri Wetlands2
2020-02-02 16:18Ganga Barrage Bijnor1
2020-01-31 06:42Sheikha Jheel (IBA IN-UP-21)6
2020-01-31 08:55Nagla Kanch , Rati Ka Nagla Wetland15
2020-01-31 13:15Patna Pakshi Vihar (Pundhir Bird sanctuary) Etah8
2020-02-16 07:30Gosainganj Wetlands -- Sri Jharkhandeswar Baba Dham5
2020-02-07 11:00Chorai Beel - Rohonpur - Chapai Nawabgonj1