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Northern Lapwing (Male)

Vanellus vanellus


A familiar wading bird in oper farmlands. Its characteristics are black and white plumage, iridescent green and purple back and wispy crest. Male northern lapwings can be easily distinguished from female ones by looking at their crests, which are long.


Open farmlands, pastures, grasslands, marshes.

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Northern Lapwing
Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing

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Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

No, this bird live in the wild here at the summer.
But it's not easy to spot this close up.

YorkieSutaryo 9 years ago

Ohh I see..
btw can birds be easily spotted there? I mean do u have to go to a zoo to see them?

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Thanks Yorkie, I know some birds...
We have the same bird here in the summer ;)

YorkieSutaryo 9 years ago

You really know birds Stian!
Thanks again! :D

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日野市 (Hino), 関東 (Kanto Region), Japan

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Feb 4, 2012

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