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Northern Lapwing

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Vanellus vanellus
Photo by nigel pye
Photo by nigel pye

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Identification

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

Distribution

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

Taxonomy

Habitat

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

Behaviour

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.

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