Saturday, January 10, 2015

Northern lapwing

The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit or pewit (imitative of its cry), green plover (emphasising the colour of the plumage) or just lapwing (which refers to its peculiar, erratic way of flying), is a bird in the plover family. It is common through temperate Eurasia. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts of China. It migrates mainly by day, often in large flocks. Lowland breeders in westernmost areas of Europe are resident. (Source:

This is the best I have got so far of the Northern lapwing, as they are shy, as most of the birds or animals in the nature, so catching them on the fields, where they really like to wander around, is a good catch. Not this time though.

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