Under the name of Dukipath, in the authorized version of the Bible translated "lapwing" (Lev.
Conspicuous as the strongly contrasted colours of its plumage and its very] peculiar flight make it, it is remarkable that it maintains its ground when so many of its allies have been almost exterminated, for the lapwing is the object perhaps of greater persecution than any other European bird that is not a plunderer.
In Sweden Vipa, in Germany Kiebitz, in Holland Kiewiet, and in France Dixhuit, are names of the lapwing, given to it from its usual cry.
Frequenting parts of the open country so very divergent in character, and as remarkable for the peculiarity of its flight as for that of its cry, the lapwing is far more often observed in nearly all parts of the British Islands than any other of the group Limicolae.
The lapwing's conspicuous crest seems to have been the cause of a common blunder among English writers of the middle ages, who translated the Latin word Upupa, property hoopoe, by lapwing, as being the crested bird with which they were best acquainted.
In like manner other writers of the same or an earlier period latinized lapwing by Egrettides (plural), and rendered that again into English as egrets - the tuft of feathers misleading them also.
Allied to the lapwing are several forms that have been placed by ornithologists in the genera Hoplopterus, Chettusia, Lobivanellus, Defilippia.
In some of them the hind toe, which has already ceased to have any function in the lapwing, is wholly wanting.
The open grasslands produced more Great bustards, Collared pratincole, lots of lapwing, redshank and blue headed wagtails.
We are working to bring back the skylark, lapwing and corn cockle.
Particularly high numbers of breeding lapwing have been recorded for the area east of the motorway.
Holwell and Haytor Down - managed under agri-environment scheme for wading birds including lapwing and curlew.
We also keep seeing a lapwing by the roadside.
Wet flushes, shallow ditches and small scrapes also benefit lapwing by providing additional sources of invertebrate food.
In the damp grasslands, breeding waders have also been recorded lapwing, curlew and snipe.
On the pit were the usual 1000+ lapwing, several Green Sandpiper and a Kingfisher.
lapwing population has mirrored the national decline.
lapwing numbers have also built from four at the beginning of the month to over fifty by the end.
Despite disturbance from cutting, the lowland bogs are important for breeding waders lapwing, snipe and curlew have been recorded.
Only a few breeding lapwing and snipe are recorded.
Species such as breeding redshank, lapwing as well as migrant waders including oystercatcher and gray plover are all regularly sighted.
Back To Bird Index LAPWING Lapwing - peewit - green plover - these are different names for the same bird.
These have been popular feeding and roosting areas for birds including snipe, lapwing and teal.
The Bill area produced 28 song thrushes, 3 Snipe, 2 Fieldfares, a Lapwing, a Golden Plover and a Redwing.
What seems to be the secret of the lapwing holding its position is the adaptability of its nature to various kinds of localities.
Andean Lapwing Vanellus resplendens Common in the puna zone and recorded in small numbers on nine dates.
The Bill area produced 28 Song Thrushes, 3 Snipe, 2 Fieldfares, a Lapwing, a Golden Plover and a Redwing.
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