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  1. Vanellus, genus Vanellus(noun)

    Eurasian lapwings


  1. Vanellus

    Vanellus is the genus of waders which provisionally contains all lapwings except Red-kneed Dotterel, Erythrogonys cinctus. The name "vanellus" is Latin for "little fan", vanellus being the diminutive of vannus. The name is in reference to the sound lapwings' wings make in flight.


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