T H E S P U R - W I N G E D P L O V E R Hop lop terns spinosus is one of a number of round-winged plovers with much black and white in the plumage (notably on the wings and tail), which are now generally united in the genus Vanellus. Most of this group differ from other plovers in having crests and at least rudimentary wing-spurs, while some also have facial wattles. Apart from the Lapwing Vanellu...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now