As a wading bird the Lapwing belongs to the plover family, meaning that the species are plump-breasted shorebirds. Their primary identifying characteristic is the upturned crest.
British and Western European species, they are common on salt marshes, mud flats and within other open water systems.
Mainly feeding on earthworms, insects (including larvae) and spiders.
Predators & Threats
Their main predators are crows and foxes.
- Lapwings are nocturnal.
- Males perform acrobatic displays as part of a courtship ritual.
|Common Name(s)||Scientific Name|
|Lapwing, Peewit||Vanellus vanellus|
Best Time to Look
All year round.