n.1.(Zool.) The pewit, or lapwing.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Locally, this attractive little bird is known as the "peasweep" a pseudonym derived from that strange wheezing call that I have been hearing.
There is a more familiar "peasweep" of course, the lapwing.