Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Personal tools
Main Categories

Northern Lapwing

From Opus

(Difference between revisions)
Revision as of 19:12, 13 June 2008 (edit)
Jthoppes (Talk | contribs)
m (fix link)
← Previous diff
Revision as of 14:18, 23 June 2008 (edit) (undo)
AlanManson-37216 (Talk | contribs)
Next diff →
Line 1: Line 1:
-;Vanellus vanellus+;[[:Category:Vanellus|Vanellus]] vanellus
[[Image:Northern_Lapwing.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by nigel pye]] [[Image:Northern_Lapwing.jpg|thumb|550px|right|Photo by nigel pye]]
==Identification== ==Identification==
Line 24: Line 24:
{{GSearch|northern+lapwing}} {{GSearch|northern+lapwing}}
*[ View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages] *[ View more images of this species on Orientalbirdimages]
-[[Category:Birds]][[category:incomplete]]+[[Category:Birds]] [[Category:Vanellus]] [[category:incomplete]]

Revision as of 14:18, 23 June 2008

Vanellus vanellus
Photo by nigel pye
Photo by nigel pye



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


British Isles, France, Scandinavia and Russia east to the Urals.



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


3–4 eggs are laid in a ground scrape.

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

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

Bird Song

Listen in an external program

=External Links


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.35679889 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 01:55.