Grey-headed Lapwing (Vanellus cinereus) breeds largely in northeastern China and winters throughout eastern India and Southeast Asia.
An apparently increasing number of wintering records in southeastern India and Sri Lanka in the recent past have raised questions about whether they are expanding their wintering range.
This animated migration map was created from observations uploaded to the citizen science platform eBird up until 2020. Where present, the inset graph depicts the seasonal likelihood of finding this species (i.e. the proportion of eBird checklists) within its range in India alone. We are grateful to the many birdwatchers around the world who have enabled the creation of this animation by sharing their observations on eBird.