20 March, 2013

Northern Lapwing

Scientific Name: Vanellus vanellus

Population Estimate: 4.2M - 10M

Range / Habitat: Breeds through temperate Eurasia on cultivated land. It is highly migratory over most of its extensive range, wintering further south as far as north Africa, northern India, Pakistan, and parts of China. 

Field Notes: Unmistakable in range. Typical lapwing habitus, iridescent blue and grey above, white below, black head plume

Personal Notes: Seen at Donana National Park, Spain. This is THE BEST PICTURE EVER!

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