Northern Lapwing

Scientific Name: Vanellus vanellus
Common Name: Northern Lapwing
Other Name: Peewit or pewit, Tuit or tew-it, Green plover, pyewipe, lapwing

Identifying Features: black upperparts tinted with green, white belly, long black crest, black crown, brownish legs

Fun Facts:

  • The northern lapwing was declared the Republic of Ireland’s national bird by a committee of the Irish Wildlife Conservancy in 1990.
  • Like the golden plovers, this species prefers to feed at night when there is moonlight.


This image was clicked by Alvaro Colombo – via Flickr.

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