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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.
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The name "lapwing" derives from the "lapping" sound its wings make, or the flapping flight.
Other common names include Peewit and Green Plover