northern lapwing


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northern lapwing

n.
A crested shorebird (Vanellus vanellus) of Eurasia and North Africa having broad, rounded wings, a greenish back, and distinctive deep wing beats. Also called green plover, pewit.
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Translations
töyhtöhyyppä
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The track features birdsong from 22 species, including the common cuckoo, common nightingale, Eurasian bittern and northern lapwing.
The conservation group said among the new species was the vulnerable (Vu) Chinese Egret, which they spotted in Buguey; and the near threatened (NT) Northern Lapwing, which they saw in Palaui Island.
In Finland, for example, the Northern lapwing and Eurasian curlew have usually built their ground nests on barley fields after farmers have sowed their crops in the spring.

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