Scientific name: Vanellus vanellus
Nature Stars: 40
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.
Fantastic fact: Also known as Green Plover or Peewit, after its call.
Photograph credit: Photo credit tbc
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
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!!
I think Lapwings are beautiful I can also ver easily identify them when they are in flight so that makes my life alot easier!!