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They are small to medium-sized birds with compact bodies, short, thick necks and long, usually pointed, wings, but most species of lapwing may have more rounded wings. Their bill are usually straight (except for the Wrybill) and short, their toes are short, hind toe could be reduced or absent, depending on species. Most Charadriidae also have relatively short tails, the Killdeer is the exception. In most genera, the sexes are similar, very little sexual dimorphism occurs between sexes. They range in size from the Collared Plover, at 26 grams and 14 cm (5.5 inches), to the Masked Lapwing, at 368 grams (13 oz) and 35 cm (14 inches)



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River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii)River Lapwing (Vanellus duvaucelii)Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)Yellow-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus malabaricus)Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)Red-wattled Lapwing (Vanellus indicus)Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor)Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)Masked Lapwing (Vanellus miles)

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