Species Details

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Northern Lapwing Did you see this animal?

Scientific Name : Vanellus vanellus
Family : Haematopodidae
Order : Charadriiformes
Class : Aves
Phylum : Chordata
Other Name : Lapwing, Eurasian Lapwing
Habitat : Haors
Description : The Northern Lapwing is a black-and-white wader with a long pointed crest (adult bird length approximately 31 cm, weight 200 g, wing 23 cm, bill 2.5 cm, tarsus 4.6 cm, tail 11 cm). In the non-breeding season, it looks dark green from above and white from below. It feeds on insects, molluscs and worms. It breeds in March-June.
Distribution in Bangladesh
description written by:Fatema-Tuz-Zohora,Department of Zoology, Jagannath University,Dhaka;information source: Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna of Bangladesh, Vol-26, iucnredlist.org;Photo credit and copyright:Dr Md Shahanshah Bappy,Bangladesh;taxonomic checklist:P. M. Thompson and S. U. Chowdhury (2020). A checklist of birds of Bangladesh.Birds Bangladesh;bird song owner:Andrew Harrop(www.xeno-canto.org/Andrew Harrop), bird sound copyright reserved according to www.xeno-canto.org rules; more information, please contact us.