Brown-chested lapwing

The brown-chested lapwing (Vanellus superciliosus) is a species of bird in the family Charadriidae. It resides year-round in a narrow strip of land from southwestern Nigeria to northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo; its wintering range extends toward Lake Chad, Lake Victoria and northern Zambia.

Brown-chested lapwing
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
V. superciliosus
Binomial name
Vanellus superciliosus
(Reichenow, 1886)

Anomalophrys superciliosus (Reichenow, 1886)
Lobivanellus superciliosus Reichenow, 1886

It is a carnivorous bird feeding on insects, larvae, crickets, bugs, grasshoppers etc. Their preferred habitat is grassy lands, open savannas or grounds of Mopane forests.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Vanellus superciliosus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2013.