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.

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Northern Europe
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northern lapwing
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bird: skeleton
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CHARADRIIDAE: Vanellus vanellus (Linnaeus): northern lapwing