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Northern Lapwing

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[[Image:Northern_Lapwing.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|nigel+pye|nigel pye}}]] [[Image:Northern_Lapwing.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by {{user|nigel+pye|nigel pye}}]]
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Open country with short grass, bare soil or in crops, often near freshwater. Open country with short grass, bare soil or in crops, often near freshwater.
==Behaviour== ==Behaviour==
 +====Breeding====
3–4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape. 3–4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape.
- +====Diet====
Diet includes insects and other small invertebrates. It prefers to feed nocturnally when there are moonlit nights. Diet includes insects and other small invertebrates. It prefers to feed nocturnally when there are moonlit nights.
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-The name lapwing derives from the "lapping" sound its wings make, or the flapping flight. 
====Vocalisation==== ====Vocalisation====
<flashmp3>Vanellus vanellus (song).mp3</flashmp3><br /> <flashmp3>Vanellus vanellus (song).mp3</flashmp3><br />
''[[Media:Vanellus vanellus (song).mp3|Listen in an external program]]'' ''[[Media:Vanellus vanellus (song).mp3|Listen in an external program]]''
 +==In Culture==
 +The name "lapwing" derives from the "lapping" sound its wings make, or the flapping flight.
 +Other common names include Peewit and Green Plover
==References== ==References==
Wikipedia Wikipedia

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Photo by nigel pye
Photo by nigel pye
Vanellus vanellus

Contents

Identification

28-31cm long bird with a 67-72cm wingspan. Rounded wings and a crest, black and white, green tinted back.

Distribution

Breeds in Palearctic (British Isles, France, Scandinavia and Russia east to the Urals); winters to northern Africa, India, Myanmar and south China.

Taxonomy

A monotypic species.

Habitat

Open country with short grass, bare soil or in crops, often near freshwater.

Behaviour

Breeding

3–4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape.

Diet

Diet includes insects and other small invertebrates. It prefers to feed nocturnally when there are moonlit nights.

Vocalisation


Listen in an external program

In Culture

The name "lapwing" derives from the "lapping" sound its wings make, or the flapping flight.

Other common names include Peewit and Green Plover

References

Wikipedia

External Links


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