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Black-winged Lapwing	(Vanellus melanopterus)

Black-winged Lapwing (Vanellus melanopterus)

See pictures of shorebirds (including sandpipers, avocets, and more) in this birds photo gallery from National Geographic.

The northern lapwing (Vanellus vanellus), also known as the peewit, pewit, tuit or tew-it (imitative of its cry), green plover or (in the British Isles) just lapwing (which refers to its pretence of injury by dragging its wing to lure predators away from the nest), is a bird in the lapwing family. It is common through temperate Eurasia.  It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India

Before chocolate eggs, the original Easter eggs were collected from the nests of the now endangered Lapwing bird.

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) byHelenabella.

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) byHelenabella.

Banded Lapwing

Banded Lapwing (Vanellus tricolor) is a small to medium-sized wader of the plover family. It is found over most of Australia and Tasmania though is absent from the northern third of the continent.

Southern Lapwing (Vanellus Chilensis) by NewJerseyBirds.

Southern Lapwing (Vanellus Chilensis) by NewJerseyBirds.

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