Adult Lapwing

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Colouring Dark green back, white lower black chest
Voice Nasal with wheezy variations
Feeds on Insects, spiders and earthworms
Flight Flappy flight with steady wingbeats
Nesting Ground
Social Flocks
Adult Lapwing
Adult Lapwing
Also Known As ..
Northern Lapwing
Page Last Updated 5/12/2018 7:56:00 PM
Base Information
Sex Both
Age Adult
Status Secure
Order Charadriiformes
Family Charadriidae
Species Vanellus vanellus
Category Waders
StdName Lapwing
Vital Statistics
Length 28 to 31 cms
Weight 150 to 300 gms
Wingspan 70 to 76 cms
Lifespan 1 to 10 years
Beak Length Short
Beak Width Narrow
Beak Shape General
Tail Length Short
Distribution YCommon RRare VVery Rare NNot Seen
Region EUYEurope
Region NANNorth America
Country USNUnited States


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