Lapwing

Name: Lapwing

Scientific name: Vanellus vanellus

Category: Birds

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

About: A large plover of farmland, about 30cm long. From a distance Lapwings look black and white, but up close the back is a beautiful oily green and purple colour, with a black chest band, white belly and gingery brown under the tail. Black face with white che

How to identify: Easily recognised by its long crest, black and white pattern and the very broad black wings with white tips.

Where: Widespread

Natural Superpowers

  • Predator: 40
  • Agility: 70
  • Rarity: 50
  • Cute factor: 70
  • Traveller: 60

Fantastic fact: Also known as Green Plover or Peewit, after its call.

Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc


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comments

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-10-10 10:23:28
    • Foxalas

    Cool! I also love their tuft on the top of their heads you can never mistake it. Also their feathers glow a green in the sunlight. It is soooo b-e-a-utiful

  • Ottero
    • Date: 2010-03-25 17:47:27
    • Ottero

    I really love lapwings, especially when there flying, you can't mistake them because of their wings, I also love them because of the noise they make!!

  • Foxalas
    • Date: 2010-02-18 19:00:10
    • Foxalas

    I think Lapwings are beautiful I can also ver easily identify them when they are in flight so that makes my life alot easier!!