Northern lapwing

The northern lapwing is the familiar, green, crested, plover of meadows and fields throughout Europe. Or it used to be. Its numbers have crashed as a result of agricultural intensification and there is concern that it could soon come under threat of extinction. Its ‘pee-wit’ call and dramatic display flights used to be a feature of spring throughout northern Europe and Central Asia and it forms large flocks in winter, which occur in most marshy and estuarine areas.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
73/2023/14
Collection Class
Birds
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Common Name
northern lapwing
Simple Name
bird: skeleton
Production Town

Production Person Initials
MF
Production Person Surname
MC
Production Year Low

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CHARADRIIDAE: Vanellus vanellus (Linnaeus): northern lapwing