Brown-chested lapwing

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Brown-chested lapwing
Brown-chested Lapwing - Lake Nduro Uganda 06 3811.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Charadriiformes
Family: Charadriidae
Genus: Vanellus
Species: V. superciliosus
Binomial name
Vanellus superciliosus
(Reichenow, 1886)

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

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.

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.