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Lapwing

Lapwings are the most common and therefore most familiar of the larger British plovers. It can be sometimes known as the Green Plover because of its plumage or 'Peewit' after its call.

You can see lapwings all year round. They nest on grass and arable land throughout Britain - breeding on farmland, low moorland and the edges of large lakes. In autumn they glimmer in black and white flocks of thousands over fresh marshes and mudflats.

Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight can make a flock of lapwings identifiable even at long distances. No other wader has the flamboyant crest and the iridescent purple-green plumage.

The lapwing has suffered serious decline and now has Red List status.

Lapwings consume worms and insects. They're an unlikely garden visitor; however, should you be lucky enough to host them, try Haith’s dried or live mealworms, or Prosecto Insectivorous.

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Lapwings are the most common and therefore most familiar of the larger British plovers. It can be sometimes known as the Green Plover because of its plumage or 'Peewit' after its call.

You can see lapwings all year round. They nest on grass and arable land throughout Britain - breeding on farmland, low moorland and the edges of large lakes. In autumn they glimmer in black and white flocks of thousands over fresh marshes and mudflats.

Its black and white appearance and round-winged shape in flight can make a flock of lapwings identifiable even at long distances. No other wader has the flamboyant crest and the iridescent purple-green plumage.

The lapwing has suffered serious decline and now has Red List status.

Lapwings consume worms and insects. They're an unlikely garden visitor; however, should you be lucky enough to host them, try Haith’s dried or live mealworms, or Prosecto Insectivorous.