Birdorable Northern Lapwing

The Cutest Lapwing in the World

July 2nd, 2007 in New Birds, Waders, Waterbirds 1 comment

Birdorable Northern Lapwing

The Northern Lapwing, a bird in the plover family, is common across temperate Europe and Asia and an occasional vagrant to North America. It is migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering in the south as far as north Africa, northern India and China.

The name lapwing comes from the 'lapping' sound that its wings make, or the flapping flight. This is a vocal bird in the breeding season, with constant calling as the crazed tumbling display flight is performed by the male. 

Tofsvipa / Northern Lapwing
Northern Lapwing by Åsa Berndtsson