Vanellus vanellus




28cm to 31cm


82cm to 87cm


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.

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