Scientific Name: Vanellus cinereus
Malay Name: Ceriwit Kepala Kelabu
Chinese Name: 灰头麦鸡
Range: Found from eastern Siberia to Japan, northeastern and eastern China, wintering to southern China, Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia
Size: 34-37 cm
Identification: Adult has brownish upperparts, brownish-grey head, neck and upper breast with blackish breast-band, black-tipped yellowish bill, white belly and yellowish legs. Juvenile resembles adult but head, neck and breast more brownish and breast-band vague or absent.
Similar looking species: Red-wattled Lapwing
Habitat: Rice fields, swampy/marshy areas and mudflats.
Local Status: Very rare migrant
Conservation Status: Least Concern (BirdLife International 2016)
Conservation Status: IUCN Red List Page
Sound Recordings: xeno-canto Link
Wikipedia Entry: Wikipedia Link
eBird Species page: eBird (Gray-headed Lapwing)
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Singapore Birds Project. (n.d.). Grey-headed Lapwing. Retrieved on May 30, 2023 from https://singaporebirds.com/species/grey-headed-lapwing.