Javan Lapwing, Javanese Lapwing, Sunda Plover

Javan Lapwing, Javanese Lapwing, Sunda Plover

Javan Lapwing, Javanese Lapwing, Sunda Plover by Gloria Chadwick
Species & Artwork Details
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Family: 
CHARADRIIDAE
Order: 
CHARADRIIFORMES
Genus: 
Vanellus
Species: 
macropterus
Population trend: 
unknown
Authority: 
(Wagler, 1827)
Medium: 
Acrylic
These wonderful birds have been a favorite of mine since I first discovered them in an exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. Long legs and yellow wattle lend a little comedy if it weren’t for the fact that they are among the endangered facing extinction.