Sociable Lapwing
Vanellus gregarius

– medium-sized wader, size of a small dove
– nocturnal/diurnal migrant
– migrates singly or (more regular) in small rather dense flocks
– in western WP sometimes mixed with Northern Lapwing

BIF328_MPU_I8Z8790_090916_soclapw_winter_d_boesewig
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, 1CY
BIF0328, 16/09/2009, Bösewig, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF329_MPU_I8Z8805_090916_soclapw_winter_d_boesewig
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, 1CY
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED

BIF0328, 16/09/2009, Bösewig, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF330_MPU_I1Q7594_121007_soclapw_winter_d_wermsd
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, 1CY
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED

BIF0330, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF331_MPU_I1Q7588_121007_soclapw_winter_d_wermsd
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, 1CY
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED
BIF0331, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF332_MPU_I8Z8813_090916_soclapw_winter_d_boesewig
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, 1CY
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED

BIF0332, 16/09/2009, Bösewig, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF333_MPU_I1Q7610_121007_soclapw_winter_d_wermsd
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, 1CY
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED

BIF0333, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF1006_MHExxx_120330_soclapw-3-AD-BREED_az_besh-barmag
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, AD, BREED
BIF1006, 30/03/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, AD, BREED
BIF1007, 30/03/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, AD, NBREED
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, AD, NBREED

BIF1008, 09/10/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, AD, NBREED
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED

BIF1009, 09/10/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
BIF1010, 26/09/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß


Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, AD, BREED
BIF1011, 04/04/2011, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß

BIF334_MPU_I1Q7584_121007_soclapw_winter_d_wermsd
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, NBREED
Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus, NBREED

BIF334, 07/10/2012, Wermsdorfer Teiche, Germany, Mathias Putze

BIF1012-3_1-11_MHExxx_120330_soclapw-1-FC_az_besh-barmag
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius, AD
BIF1012, 30/03/2012, Besh Barmag, Azerbaijan, Michael Heiß
Wildlife Acoustics Song Meter 2

comparison species:
Eurasian Dotterel
Northern Lapwing
White-tailed Lapwing

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