Northern Lapwing
Vanellus vanellus

– medium-sized wader
– size of a small dove, appears bigger in flight due to very broad, rounded wings
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or (more regular) in small to large, rather dense flocks


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF2209, 04/06/2015, Dankmarshausen, Germany, Martin Grimm

BIF312_MPU_I8Z5496_090820_nlapw_d_nordsee
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0312, 20/08/2009, North Sea, Mathias Putze


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, M
BIF0314, 29/04/2013, Pritzwalk, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF315_090820_I8Z5635_nlapw_d_nordsee_offshore
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0315, 20/08/2009, North Sea, offshore, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF316_MPU_I1Q1542_131008_nlapw_winter-plum_d_wermsd
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED
BIF0316, 08/10/2013, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF317_MPU_I1Q7590_121007_nlapw_socplov_d_wermsd
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
BIF0317, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF318_121007_I1Q7589_nlapw_socplov_d_wermsd
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
BIF0318, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF319_MPU_I1Q7631_121007_nlapw_socplov_d_wermsd
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
BIF0319, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF320_MPU_I1Q7732_121008_nlapw_d_reckahner-teiche
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0320, 08/10/2012, Reckahner Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF1222, 15/09/2016, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
BIF0797, 10/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Ruff Calidris pugnax, M, F
BIF1129, 30/06/2016, Belzig, Germany, Mathias Putze


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
BIF0798, 10/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF799-1_MPU_CI1Q1967_130310_nlapw-FL_cstarl-FL_d_hof
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Common Starling Sturnus v. vulgaris
BIF0799, 10/03/2013, Hof, Germany, Mathias Putze

bif0986_mpu_34a4124_160312_nlapw-1_d_northsea
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0986, 12/03/2016, North Sea, offhore, Mathias Putze

bif0987_mpu_34a4123_160312_nlapw-1_d_northsea
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0987, 12/03/2016, North Sea, offhore, Mathias Putze

BIF321_MPU_1022_081019_nlapw_d_havelland
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
BIF0321, 19/10/2008, Havelland, Germany, Mathias Putze


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, calls in flight
BIF0338, 09/06/2013, Tsagaan Nuur, Mongolia, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector


Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, call before landing (social call?)
BIF0339, 30/08/2013, Seelhausener See, Germany, Patrick Franke
Telinga parabolic reflector

comparison species:
Sociable Lapwing

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