The Northern Lapwing – (Vanellus vanellus) is a species of Wader of the family Charadriidae. Its summer breeding range is widely spread across Temperate Eurasia. It is resident in W Europe, but the migratory birds winter on the fringes of the the Mediterranean Sea and similar latitudes across Asia. In the AWB Region it is a summer breeder in the South Caucasus and bordering NE Turkey, this merges into a resident population across Central and E Turkey into NW Iran. It is largely a winter visitor across W and S Turkey, N Iran, Cyprus, The Levant and the Fertile Crescent into SW Iran. In N Africa it is a winter visitor to the Nile Valley, N Egypt and suitable habitats across N Libya to the Maghreb states coastal plains along the Atlantic seaboard to the Canary Islands.
Order: Charadriiformes Family: Charadriidae Genus: Vanellus
Species...Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing - Species - ebird.org Northern Lapwing - Species sheet - wikipedia.org Northern Lapwing - Card - oiseaux-birds.com Northern Lapwing - Birds - vogelwarte.ch Northern Lapwing - Sounds & Maps - xeno-canto.org
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