Northern Lapwing

Vanellus vanellus

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Lapwings and Plovers (Charadriidae)

Code 4

NOLA

Code 6

VANVAN

ITIS

HEAD

Northern Lapwing Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Head pattern: Capped, Crested or plumed, Unique pattern
  • Crown Color: Black
  • Forehead Color: Black
  • Nape Color: Buff-brown to green-black
  • Throat Color: Black
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Northern Lapwing Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 30-33 cm (12-13 in)
  • Weight: 198 g (7 oz)
  • Size: Medium (9 - 16 in)
  • Color Primary: Green, White, Sheen or Iridescence
  • Underparts: White with yellow-brown coverts.
  • Upperparts: Glossy dark green
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Northern Lapwing Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Strong agile flight at takeoff, settling into deep loose wingbeats.
  • Wingspan Range: 84 cm (33 in)
  • Wing Shape: Rounded-Wings
  • Tail shape: Rounded Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Banded
  • Upper Tail: Black and white.
  • Under Tail: Black and white.
  • Leg Color: Pink
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Parts of a Standing bird X
Head Feathers and Markings X
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