Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

Lapwing

Lapwing

Quick Facts

Classification

Scientific name:

Vanellus vanellus

Family:

Plovers

Conservation status:

Red

Measurements

Length:

28cm to 31cm

Wingspan:

82cm to 87cm

Weight:

140g to 320g

About the Lapwing

The lapwing is a black and white member of the plover family with a magnificent crest. It gets its name from the way it flys, which is wavering. In-flight, you'll see the rounded wing shape which makes it easier to identify.

Lapwings are also known as peewits due to their display calls.

What does a Lapwing eat?

Their diets mainly consist of insects and worms.

Learn more about the Lapwing

Other birds in the Plovers family

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