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28-31cm long bird with a 67-72cm wingspan. Rounded wings and a crest, black and white, green tinted back.
A monotypic species.
Open country with short grass, bare soil or in crops, often near freshwater.
3‚Äď4 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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